Honduran Food Recipes

Enjoy this collection of traditional Honduran recipes that are all easy to make and full of Hispanic flavor. You'll learn how to make delicious Honduran style beans, bean soup, baleadas and more. These Honduran recipes will quickly become favorites in your home.


In honor of Honduras celebrating its Independence Day this week, on the 15th of September, I’d love to share this collection of classic Honduran food recipes. These authentic Honduran recipes are all easy to make and you’ll get to experience some of the flavors that I grew up on.

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Honduran Recipes

This list of recipes includes main dishes, appetizers, sides, as well as some popular street food from Honduras. All of them are easy to make, because I love easy, and they are all incredibly delicious!

I hope you enjoy a little taste of my home country, Honduras!

  • top view of red beans in a mason jar

    This is a basic recipe for making one of the most common foods from Honduras. These Instant Pot Red Beans will be the base for many of the recipes below. My recipe is authentically Honduran and using the Instant Pot makes it so easy and much quicker than using the stove.

  • a bowl of bean soup garnished with cilantro drizzled with mantequilla and hot sauce

    After making a delicious pot of red beans you’ll want to make sure and make good use of the flavorful bean broth that is left over. This Honduran Bean Soup is a traditional Honduran recipe enjoyed after cooking red beans. It’s flavorful, hearty, and really easy to make. This is a soup I can never pass up on, even when it’s hot outside!

  • side view of a bowl of red bean stew with cilantro for garnish

    Red Bean Stew (Frijoles Parados)

    from One Happy Housewife

    Frijoles Parados or Red Bean Stew is a very popular Honduran recipe enjoyed either as a side or main meal. These beans are flavorful and easy to make. The perfect way to dress up your pot of red beans.

  • authentic refried beans

    Authentic Refried Beans

    from One Happy Housewife

    One of my favorite ways to enjoy beans is refried beans. These Authentic Honduran Refried Beans are so delicious and can be used in so many ways! My recipe is easy and has a traditional Honduran flavor!

  • red beans and rice in a large white casserole

    Red Beans and Rice (Casamiento)

    from One Happy Housewife

    My kids love it when we make Casamiento or Red Beans and Rice. These delicious red beans and rice are a perfect side dish for any Hispanic meal. We also enjoy them as a main meal accompanied with corn tortillas and topped with Honduran Crema!

  • closed faced honduran baleadas close up


    from One Happy Housewife

    The most popular street food in Honduras, Baleadas are a staple in Honduran cuisine. Deliciously fluffy flour tortillas stuffed with refried beans, crema, and cheese. These are perfection and you should definitely try them! Even Chef Gordon Ramsay stated that Baleadas are Latin America’s best food!

  • close up of bean and cheese tostada drizzled with mantequilla and hot sauce

    Honduran Tostadas or Catrachas

    from One Happy Housewife

    Catrachas or Tostadas are a quick, easy and delicious snack you can enjoy any time of day! A fried corn tortilla topped with refried beans and cheese, these Catrachas are sure to become a favorite if you try them!

  • pan con frijoles or bread with beans  on a large tray

    Pan con Frijoles (Bread with Beans)

    from One Happy Housewife

    This right here is one of Honduras’ most loved street foods. Pan con Frijoles is a little bit of heaven! Small rolls filled with spicy beans and cream make for an amazing Honduran treat!

  • anafre hondureno or a bean, cheese, and chorizo dip served in a skillet

    This Anafre Hondureño is a type of bean fondue enjoyed commonly in Honduran restaurants as an appetizer. The combination of beans, cheese, and chorizo is just fantastic and once you try one bite, you won’t be able to stop!

  • overhead shot of honduran crema in a bowl

    Honduran Crema (Mantequilla Rala)

    from One Happy Housewife

    Honduran Crema or Mantequilla Rala is the perfect topping for most Honduran foods. It’s usually served with every traditional meal and now you can easily recreate it at home with my easy recipe using a few basic ingredients.

  • overhead view of salpicon

    Instant Pot Salpicon

    from One Happy Housewife

    This super easy recipe is a delicious Honduran meal that is healthy and so flavorful. Making it in the Instant Pot saves so much time. Salpicon or Minced Meat is usually eaten with a side of white rice. It’s such a light and delicious meal. Made with an eye of round, Salpicon is a fresh meal that you’ll love!

I hope you love these Honduran recipes. I’m happy to share the flavors of my home country with you. Let me know which ones you try and love! Happy Cooking!

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    1. Gracias Jorge! Ya dias queriamos poner recetas de Honduras, pasamos varias semanas comiendo frijoles para perfeccionar todo! Hahaha!! En el futuro cercano vienen enchiladas y sopa de olla! Un gran abrazo!

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