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Honduran Baleadas

A delicious, traditional, and simple recipe, “Baleadas” are made using a flour tortilla and smeared with basic home ingredients. Similar to tostadas, you fill them with savory ingredients such as cheese, beans, sour cream and avocado!

Serves 8
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Inactive Time 20 mins


  • Tortillas:
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Fillings:
  • 2 Cups Refried Beans, warmed
  • 1 Avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 cup Queso Fresco, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup Crema Fresca
  • 2 Plantains or Bananas, grilled on a comal in 1/4 slices
  • (1) 10 oz Longaniza Sausage, sautéed and excess fat removed
  • 3 Eggs, scrambled


  1. In a large bowl mix the flour, water, vegetable oil, egg, and salt. Knead until the dough is smooth.
  2. Make 8 golf ball size balls with the dough. Make the balls of dough into a thick tortilla.
  3. Heat a large pan or skillet over medium heat. Cook each tortilla for about one minute on each side. (Should be browned and lightly puffed).
  4. Make it "sencilla" (simple): Add the refried beans, queso fresco, sour cream and avocado on the tortilla.
  5. Make it "con todo" (with everything): Add Grilled Plantains, Longaniza, Scrambled Eggs.
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