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Baleadas Hondureñas Recipe

The most common snack or meal in all of Honduras are Baleadas Hondureñas, a dish made by layering refried beans, cheese, and sour cream in a freshly made tortilla. You only need 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to make this recipe!
Course Snack
Cuisine Hondureñas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 235kcal


  • 4 homemade flour tortillas or buy the ready to cook store bought ones
  • 1 cup refried beans
  • ½ cup cotija cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream


  • Use a spoon to spread ¼ cup refried beans onto one half of the tortilla.
  • Sprinkle ⅛ cup cotija cheese on top and add some dollops of sour cream.
  • Add any additional toppings, then fold the tortilla in half. Enjoy!


Recipe Copyright The Foreign Fork. For educational or personal use only. 
  • Sour Cream: In Honduras, Mantequilla Blanca is used. It is similar to sour cream but a little runnier. Sour cream is a good alternative.  
  • Tortillas: See note below about choosing the right tortillas. 
  • Refried Beans: In Honduras, Honduran Red Beans are used. Refried black beans are a good substitute. 
  • Cheese: Cotija Cheese is the best choice. You may need to crumble it yourself. In a pinch, feta cheese tastes kind of similar to cotija. Queso Duro is another popular cheese choice.
  • Can put avocados, ground beef, red onions or eggs inside tortilla too


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 783mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 308IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 2mg