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Cheese and Bean Pupusas (Salvadoran Stuffed, Griddled Tortillas) with Cabbage Slaw

Like its kissing cousin, the Mexican gordita, Salvadoran pupusas are a stellar corn flour pancake stuffed with fillings such as shredded cheese and braised meats, then griddled. Pupusas have the advantage of being stuffed before they're cooked, ensuring an irresistible gooey layer of cheese inside. Our recipe features a simple refried bean filling in addition to melted Oaxacan cheese, and gets topped with curtido, a simple cabbage, carrot and onion slaw. More

A Sandwich a Day: Pan Relleno at Tropicos Breeze in Seattle, WA

Forget the French dip—the new sandwich in town is the Salvadoran dip. The slightly-soft French bread easily sops up the side of salsa-red, purée-thick sauce, and the panoply of vegetables—cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, and radishes—catches the bits of chicken in the sauce as they join the mountain already on the sandwich. The mayonnaise coating on the bread keeps it from falling apart and joins with the bright flavors of the sauce. More

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