Anita’s Super Easy Venezuelan Arepas with Delicious Shredded Beef

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Arepas Dough


2-3 cups Arepa Flour (White pre-cooked Corn Flour)

2-3 cups warm water

1 1/2 teaspoon salt, fine

2 Tablespoon vegetable oil, some extra for the griddle


  1. Place into a large bowl arepa flour and salt. Mix it with your hands.
  2. Add warm water slowly, keep mixing as you add until no lumps.
  3. Incorporate vegetable oil. Mix in until dough is firm, well combined and smooth.AREPA DOUGH MASA
  4. Cover the bowl with a damp towel. Set aside and let the dough rest for 20 minutes.
  5. Preheat and set on medium heat your electric griddle or cast iron griddle brushed with vegetable oil.
  6. Meanwhile form Arepas by dividing your dough into 12-15 pieces each of approximately  4  inches disc in diameter and 1/4 inch thick.
  7. Cook the arepas for about 2 minutes on each side until lightly charred.AREPAS ON GRILL PAN
  8. Remove from griddle.arepas new pic Split arepas in half with a serrated knife nearly all the way and stuff. Ready to serve warm and delicious. Enjoy!arepas in blue pan

      Shredded Beef Filling (see recipe on my site)SHREDED BEEF IN PAN


Arepas can also be fried or baked using same Dough recipe. They can be stored in the refrigerator up to 3-5 days, and best reheated in an oven at 350 grades Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes .AREPAS CON CARNE MECHADA