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Family Arepas As Made By Cesar

This spicy and savory beef stew is a traditional Peruvian dish that is perfect for a cozy night in. The tender beef is slow-cooked with a flavorful blend of veggies and spices, creating a dish that is rich, hearty, and full of flavor.

Tasty Team
96% would make again
Family Arepas As Made By Cesar


for 4 servings


  • 3 cups warm water (720 mL)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (5 g)
  • 2 cups arepa flour (230 g)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil


    Chicken Avocado Salad

    • 1 lb rotisserie chicken (455 g), shredded
    • 2 avocados
    • lime, juiced
    • ¼ cup red onion (40 g), chopped
    • ¼ cup red bell pepper (45 g), chopped
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
    • salt, to taste
    • pepper, to taste

    Ham and Cheese

    • ham, sliced
    • shredded cheddar cheese

    Chicken and Cheese

    • chicken breast, or thighs, cooked
    • onion, caramelized
    • shredded cheddar cheese

    Nutrition Info

    • Calories 587
    • Fat 28g
    • Carbs 49g
    • Fiber 9g
    • Sugar 1g
    • Protein 35g

    Estimated values based on one serving size.


    1. Preheat the oven to 375˚F (190˚C)
    2. In a large bowl, combine the warm water and salt. Stir until the salt is dissolved.
    3. Slowly add the arepa flour while stirring. Adjust the consistency as needed by adding more water or flour. The dough is ready when it pulls away from the sides of the bowl and doesn’t stick to your fingers.
    4. Grab a fist-sized ball of the dough and pass it from one hand to the other to pat into an even, flattened round. Pay attention to the edges so as to not leave cracks.
    5. Heat the oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the arepas, flipping once, until golden brown in color, 5-7 minutes on each side
    6. Transfer the arepas to the oven and cook for 15 minutes.
    7. Make the chicken avocado salad: In a medium bowl, combine the shredded rotisserie chicken, avocados, lime juice, onion, bell pepper, garlic, mayonnaise, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine.
    8. Cut the arepas in half and stuff with the chicken avocado salad or your favorite fillings.
    9. Enjoy!
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    Family Arepas As Made By Cesar