Authentic Colombian arepas with a twist

We're celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with the Royal DC's recipe of one of their signature dishes – traditional Colombian-style arepas! The recipe for the arepas comes from the owner Paul Carlson’s mother’s family recipe, which has been passed down for generations from her Colombian ancestors.

Makes: 2
Cheese arepa
Arepa dough
1 C Masa (white) 
2 oz Fresh mozzarella cheese, grated 
½ tsp Salt 
1 1/3 C Warm water 
1. Mix first three ingredients together until dough is formed. 
2. Make a small patty out of dough and insert shredded mozzarella in the center. 
3. Fold the dough around the cheese to cover and smooth out any cracks with a small amount of warm water. 
4. Form into a small cake— approx. 4” in diameter — and cook in a cast-iron pan with a small amount of oil over low heat until golden brown, about 4 minutes. 
5. Flip and cook the same way on the opposite side.
Beef Arepa 
Above plus pepper jack cheese
Sliced Avocado
Fresh lime
1. Cut griddled arepa in half and stuff with beef, which has been roasted on the wood-fire grill and pulled. 
2. Stuff with pepper jack cheese, sliced avocado, and fresh lime.
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