Baleada, a Breakfast Taco
Baleadas are a simple, yet delicious, breakfast dish that comes from the north coast of Honduras. They are made in a thick flour tortilla that is filled with refried red beans, a sprinkle of grated cheese, and cream.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups refried beans warmed
- 1 avocado sliced
- ½ cup crumbled queso fresco fresh white cheese
- ¼ cup crema fresca fresh cream
Mix flour, water, vegetable oil, egg, and salt in a large bowl; knead until dough is smooth and no longer sticky.
Form the dough into 8 golf ball-sized balls. Cover and let rest, about 20 minutes.
Stretch each ball of dough into a thick tortilla.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook each tortilla until browned and lightly puffed, about 1 minute per side.
Layer refried beans, avocado, and queso fresco over tortillas. Drizzle crema on top; fold tortillas in half over filling.
Because the crema fresca can be hard to come by, to substitute, you can make your own version; mix two parts of sour cream with one part heavy cream.
Queso fresco can be replaced with feta cheese or mozzarella cheese.