Learn how to make arepas with just a few simple ingredients. They are gluten free and you can literally eat them with anything you like! Stuff them with cheese, meet, veggies or anything you love in this easy Arepas Recipe.
This has to be one of the easiest recipe ever! Plus, I I seriously love arepas! They are so good and are gluten free.
You are going to really be amazed at how few ingredients it takes to make this easy arepas recipe. It all comes together in just minutes!
I can’t wait for you to try these!
How do you eat arepas?
You eat them just like you would bread, rolls or pitas. Feel free to add whatever you like.
You can eat them with butter or stuff them with some of your favorite ingredients. We love cheese, meat and even bacon!
Make them your own and add some of your favorite things. I think they would be good with garlic butter and sauteed veggies. Yum!
We have made Gluten Free Crock Pot Mexican Shredded Beef Taco Recipe and used arepas instead of taco shells. It is a great change and the shredded beef is really tasty in these.
What is arepa flour made of?
Arepa flour is made of corn flour. It provides a starchy texture that makes each arepa so delicious!
Once I found out I needed to eat gluten free, I tried these and fell in love. They are just the best and go with anything!
How are arepas made?
The process is so simple. If you can knead dough, you can make arepas!
It only takes a few minutes. You are going to love it!
It is so easy that even the kids can help make these. Keep reading to see just how easy it is to make these.
What are the Arepa ingredients?
- pan corn flour
- olive oil
I told you this was so simple! With only a few easy ingredients, this comes together so quickly and easily.
How to make arepas:
Slowly mix the corn flour into water until smooth and adding salt and oil.
Knead until the dough is smooth. Make sure to let the dough rest for 5 minutes.
Next, divide the dough into about 8 portions.
You can use oil or water on your hands to keep the dough from sticking to your hands.
Shape into balls and flatten with palms of hands to form a large patty shape.
Now it is time to cook these in a griddle or skillet with a little butter or oil.
This is optional but you can also place on oven rack for 5 minutes to finish cooking.
When finished, cut in half lengthwise and stuff with anything you want – beef, chicken, cheese, or deli meat.
Now you know how to make arepas!
Get some Harina Pan corn flour and make arepas this week! If you are wondering how to make arepas with cornmeal, you can but the pan corn flour is preferred.
The texture is different and it is not quite the same. I know it is hard to find the pan corn flour so I normally just get mine from Amazon to save time.
The recipe will taste more like arepas venezolanas and colombian arepas recipe if authentic ingredients are used. They are so yummy!
Arepas fillings ideas for Venezuelan arepas recipe:
- scrambled eggs
- shredded beef (We like this shredded beef recipe.)
- black bean for delicious black bean arepas recipe
- anything you like!
Think outside the box. This is a great way to use leftovers and turn what you already have into a new meal.
I am all about cooking once and eating twice. The kids think they are eating something new and I am saving time and money!
Give this venezuelan arepa recipe a try.
You are going to love how easy they are to make and what a great addition they make to any meal. Plus, they really are so easy to make.
Another idea to try is puerto rican arepas recipe. This style calls for traditional flour so the consistency and taste will be different.
They are very different from arepas venezolanas but another tasty option to try! Let us know if you try these and what you think about the different versions.
Everyone will love this tasty arepas recipe!
Whether or not you are gluten free or not, these are still so delicious and worth a try. Your family will love these and ask for them again and again.
We eat them just like you would pita bread and stuff them with all sorts of yummy ingredients. I can whip up a batch of these much cheaper than buying expensive pita bread at the store.
I love when I find something delicious that also saves me money. We have a blast trying new recipes and this one was a hit all around.
When I found out I was gluten free, I knew I needed simple and easy recipes. Plus, recipes that were budget friendly.
This is definitely one to add to our regular list of favorites. It is that good and SO easy to make and frugal.
Once I find something that everyone loves and I can make easily, I mark it a keeper. 🙂 It is a win all around!
Print this homemade arepas recipe below:
Easy Arepas Recipe
- 2 cups pan corn flour
- 2.5 cups water
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbs olive oil
- Slowly mix the corn flour into water until smooth, adding salt and oil.
- Knead until smooth dough is formed and let rest for 5 min.
- Divide into about 8 portions.
- Use oil or water on hands to keep dough from sticking to hand.
- Shape into balls and flatten with palms of hands to form large patty shape.
- Place on griddle or skillet with a little butter or oil. Cook over med heat for about 5 min each side.
- If needed and optional place on oven rack in 300 degree oven for 5 min to finish cooking.
- When finished, cut in half lengthwise and stuff with anything you want – beef, chicken, cheese, or deli meat.
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