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Honduran Pastelitos

Juicy, savory - tantalizing to your taste buds

This easy lunch or dinner recipe has been tried and tested. Long Beach - Honduran Native - Modesta, shares her personal Pastelitos recipe with us for all to enjoy! Pastelitos are small turnovers made with a thin dough, similar to a pasta dough that is crimped at the edges and fried.

Can't wait to try it. Thank you! –M. L.

This mouthwatering dish is prepared with few ingredients and is a quick but delightful meal for the family, or parties.

Honduran Pastelitos


  • 1-1/2 lbs. Ground Beef1

  • 1/2 cup diced red onions (optional)

  • 2 potato's - diced into 1/2 inch cubes

  • 3 tomatoes (optional)

  • 8 preferably homemade Masa tortillas - or thin dough

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • Pinch salt / pepper to taste

  • 1 cup shredded cabbage

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil


  1. Heat oil then brown the meat and potato's in skillet; Drain.

  2. Add salt and other seasonings - to taste (onions and tomatoes optional)

  3. place 2 tbsp. of the meat mix in center of dough

  4. fold the dough over and fold tortilla in half - seal edges with a fork

  5. deep-fry until crispy

  6. Top with shredded cabbage

  7. Enjoy!

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