Arepas Rellenas Con Guiso De Carne
1 recipe basic arepa dough
2 tbsp oil
1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 lb ground pork
1 medium onion -- chopped
1 clove garlic -- minced
1 small green chile -- chopped
2 large tomatoes -- peel, seed, chop
1/2 tsp achiote powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp thyme leaves
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
8 pimento-stuffed olives sliced
1 tbsp capers
Heat oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat, add meat, onions, garlic, green
chile, tomato, achiote, cumin, thyme, black pepper and salt, and cook, stirring
occasionally, for 20 minutes, or until tomatoes have formed a thick sauce. Stir
in olives and capers.
Prepare a recipe of basic arepas, shape into 3-inch discs (3/4-inch thick),
cook. When done, split in half, fill with meat sauce and serve hot.
Basic arepa dough
2 c Pre-cooked masa flour -(yellow or white)
1 ts Salt
3 c water boiling
In a large mixing bowl combine flour and salt. Add water stir with a wooden
spoon to make a soft dough. Let stand for 5 minutes then knead for 3 minutes.
Dough is ready to be shaped into standard arepas or to be mixed and kneaded with
other ingredients such as cheese chicharrones (pork rind) etc.
Venezuelan arepa is 3 inches in diameter 3/4 inch thick.
Columbian arepas are larger and thinner about 4 inches in diameter 1/4 inch
thick. To make arepas oil or wet hands lightly and shape dough into balls. Place
between 2 pieces of wax paper or plastic wrap and flatten into a circle; shape
the edges to form a smooth disc.
To cook arepas: Heat a
griddle or cast iron skillet over medium heat; grease lightly and cook arepas on
both sides turning a couple of times until a crust is formed. Colombian arepas
are ready to be served at this point spread with butter. Venezuelan arepas have
to be baked in a preheat 350-degree oven for 15 minutes.
check for doneness tap the arepa lightly ~- if a hollow sound is heard it's
ready. Split open add butter and serve hot. Arepas freeze well if frozen while
still warm. Freeze in layers separated by plastic wrap.
Reheat frozen arepas wrapped in aluminum foil in a preheated
350-degree oven for 10 minutes or until heared through.