Recipe Details

Arepa Filled with Shredded Beef, Black Beans, Fried Plantain & White Cheese

  • Servings: 12
  • Ready In 3 hours 30 minutes
  • 10-12 arepas with P.A.N.® Pre-Cooked White Corn Meal
  • For the shredded beef:
  • 2 pounds brisket or flank steak
  • mixed leafy greens; (such as scallion, leek, cilantro, celery)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup corn oil
  • 1 large onion; finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper; deveined, seedless, finely chopped
  • 4 ripe tomatoes; finely chopped
  • 2 sweet chili peppers; finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 clove garlic; crushed
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • For the black beans:
  • 1/4 cup corn oil
  • 1/2 cup smoked bacon; finely chopped
  • 1 small onion; finely chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper; finely chopped
  • 3 sweet chili peppers; finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic; finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 pound black beans; soaked overnight
  • 4 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • For the plantain and cheese:
  • 3 ripe plantains; cut into 24 thin slices
  • corn oil for frying
  • 1/2 pound hard white cheese; grated
For the shredded beef:

1. Cook beef with vegetables and water in a pressure cooker for 30 minutes. Reserve a cup of broth and shred beef finely. Set aside.

2. Sauté the onion, pepper, tomato and sweet chili pepper in hot oil in the same pot.

3. Add Worcestershire sauce, cumin, garlic, tomato paste, broth, salt and pepper to taste.

4. Add shredded beef. Cook for 20 minutes over low heat or until the liquid evaporates.

For the black beans:

1. Pour oil in a pressure cooker and sauté bacon, onion, pepper, sweet chili pepper and garlic for 5 minutes. Add cumin powder and cilantro leaves.

2. Drain water from the beans and add them to the sautéed vegetables.

3. Pour 4 cups of water and cook the beans with vegetables for 20-30 minutes. Release steam and remove the lid very carefully. Cook for 10 more minutes, without the lid until the liquid evaporates.

For the plantain and cheese:

1. Deep-fry plantain slices until golden brown and drain over paper towels.

2. Fill each arepa with a portion of shredded beef, black beans, two fried plantain slices and grated white cheese.

Nutritional Facts

  • Serving Size 1 Serving (552g)
    Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 873
    Calories From Fat 751
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 83g
    111%
  • Saturated Fat 8g
    39%
  • Trans Fat 4g
  • Cholesterol 10g
    3%
  • Sodium 241g
    8%
  • Total Carbohydrate 29g
    9%
  • Dietary Fiber 5g
    21%
  • Sugars 24g
  • Protein 8g
    11%