Prepare time: 25 min
Cook time: 2 min
Ready in: 47 min

Tortilla from scratch (if you don’t prefer to make your own…just buy a bag of your favorite tortilla)

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Montequilla Hondurena Crema


If you really want to create tortilla from scratch for your Baleada, then read on. If not, just skip to the last paragraph where you’ll be slathering your Baleada with some good refried beans…

Mix all ingredients (flour, water, vegetable oil, egg, and salt) in a large bowl. Knead dough until smooth and doesn’t have sticky texture.

Form dough into 8 balls (golf size preferable). Cover bowl and let dough rest, now during  the 20 minutes you are waiting you can go for a cig. break (which we have to tell you that smoking is bad or you can read up on a travel story.

Now, stretch a ball of dough into a thick tortilla.

Heat large skillet, medium-high heat. Cook each tortilla, about a minute each side, until browned.

Now that you are done with your tortillas simply slather a layer of refried beans, some avocado, and queso fresco over tortillas. Drizzle crema (Montequilla Hondurena) on top, fold tortillas in half over filling and lift to your mouth and eat up! Enjoy your baleadas.

Series of How To Make Tortilla Videos for Baleadas

Baleada is a popular dish in Honduras. You’ll pretty much find them everywhere. The toppings are interchangeable but the staple set are refried beans, avocados, cheese and crema.

More than likely you’ll be needing a baleada or two while you wait to get scammed at the border in Honduras. Read the story below to learn how to get scammed.

This recipe was inspired by Dean Moran's story:

Scammed at the Honduras Border


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