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Arepas Rumberas

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

2
cups water
1
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
cup precooked white corn flour
1
tablespoon corn oil
2
tablespoons butter
2
cups pulled or chopped pork meat
2
cups Gouda or other yellow cheese

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

Make the arepa dough up to a day ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. Remove from refrigerator 10 minutes before you will use it.

The name of these arepas says it all! Arepas rumberas are a true feast of flavors. The combination of the pork and cheese is perfect, a true delicacy! In Venezuela, arepas are usually sold at the arepera, a kind of restaurant that's open around the clock and specializes in the making of arepas. These eateries offer an infinite amount of fillings. Arepas rumberas get their name because they are very popular during the wee hours of the morning, after people are done partying. At times, the combination of pork and cheese is the most popular one. Enjoy!

Directions

  • 1 In a medium size container, add water, salt and stir to dissolve. Add the flour a little at a time. Use your hands to mix, making circular movements and using your fingers to break up any lumps that may form.
  • 2 Let rest for 5 minutes so the dough can thicken.
  • 3 Add oil and knead with your hands until the dough is soft and holds its shape. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions, shape a ball and flatten it to create a saucer shape that's about 1/2-in thick.
  • 4 Heat up a nonstick frying pan on medium heat. Cook the arepas 5-7 minutes on each side or until golden and a little crunchy on the outside.
  • 5 Use a knife to slice open an arepa and spread a little butter on the inside. Fill with warm pork meat and cheese.
  • 6 Serve immediately.

The name of these arepas says it all! Arepas rumberas are a true feast of flavors. The combination of the pork and cheese is perfect, a true delicacy! In Venezuela, arepas are usually sold at the arepera, a kind of restaurant that's open around the clock and specializes in the making of arepas. These eateries offer an infinite amount of fillings. Arepas rumberas get their name because they are very popular during the wee hours of the morning, after people are done partying. At times, the combination of pork and cheese is the most popular one. Enjoy!

Rate and Comment

Oriana Romero Oriana Romero
September 20, 2016

The name of these arepas says it all! Arepas rumberas are a true feast of flavors. The combination of the pork and cheese is perfect, a true delicacy! In Venezuela, arepas are usually sold at the arepera, a kind of restaurant that's open around the clock and specializes in the making of arepas. These eateries offer an infinite amount of fillings. Arepas rumberas get their name because they are very popular during the wee hours of the morning, after people are done partying. At times, the combination of pork and cheese is the most popular one. Enjoy!