Baleada Recipe: Authentic Honduran Street Food Delight

Dish recipes: Baleada
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Baleada is a beloved Honduran street food that combines simple ingredients to create a delicious and satisfying dish. This versatile meal typically consists of a flour tortilla filled with refried beans, cheese, and various toppings. Baleadas are enjoyed throughout Honduras for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, offering a flavorful taste of Honduran cuisine.


For Tortillas:

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

3/4 cup warm water

For Filling:

1 cup refried beans

1 cup shredded cheese (such as quesillo or mozzarella)

Optional toppings: diced avocado, diced tomatoes, diced onions, sour cream, hot sauce


In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the vegetable oil and warm water, and mix until a dough forms. Knead the dough on a floured surface for a few minutes until smooth. Divide the dough into small balls. Roll out each ball into a thin tortilla shape. Heat a skillet over medium heat and cook each tortilla for about 1-2 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned and cooked through. Once cooked, spread refried beans on one half of each tortilla and sprinkle cheese on top. Fold the tortillas in half to cover the filling.


Serve Baleadas hot, either folded in half or rolled up. Top with optional toppings such as diced avocado, tomatoes, onions, sour cream, or hot sauce according to your preference.

Baleada is more than just a street food it's a cultural icon in Honduras, representing the simplicity and deliciousness of Honduran cuisine. With its hearty bean and cheese filling, wrapped in a warm tortilla, Baleada is a comforting and satisfying meal enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.