HONDURAS- Super Special Baleadas

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Edgar Alvarez was one of the stars of Honduras’ 2010 World Cup squad, their first appearance since Spain ’82 and only second ever.

Earning 53 caps for Los Catrachos, Alvarez was a right wing back with balance, and searing pace, who played the majority of his career in Italy, including spells with Bari and Roma

The the secret of Alvarez’ success? He claimed in an interview that his speed on the ball was down to a steady diet of Baleadas as a child…..

Baleadas, one of the most popular meals originating from Honduras, is a dish consisting of folded tortillas filled with refried beans, and other fillings- the build up depending whether they are ‘regular’, ‘special’, or ‘super special’!

Simple: refried beans, sour cream, and grated cheese.
Special: refried beans, sour cream, grated cheese, and eggs
Super special: refried beans, sour cream, grated cheese, eggs, avocado, and grilled chicken, meat, or sausage.

For this Friday World Cup Dinner, I’m going for Super Special Baleadas of course!

INGREDIENTS (serves 2)
4 flour tortillas
1 can refried beans
4 medium eggs
30g grated cheese
sour cream
Avocado sliced into thin strips and dressed with lime juice
4 slices chorizo sausage – cut into strips
1 lime quartered
Hot sauce

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Warm the flour tortillas in an oven at 80-100C for around 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, fry 4 eggs, sunny side up (or scrambled), and the chorizo in a frying pan.
3. At the same time heat the refried beans in a small saucepan till piping hot.
4. Prepare the other ingredients.
5. When ready compile thus: flour tortilla, spread a thick coating of the refried beans, place fried egg in the middle, then the avocado strips, cheese, sour cream, and chorizo.
6. Top with a squirt of lime juice and some hot sauce.
7. Fold over in half and serve.

Enjoy!

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