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Arepas With Shredded Beef

Updated: May 18, 2023

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Cooking Colombian Arepas in New Zealand
Arepas in New Zealand

Arepas - Ingredients

2 cups of corn white flour

2 Cups Water

1 ½ tsp Salt

Butter optional


1) Add 2 cups of Corn White flour to a medium bowl and pour in 2 cups of water and 1 ½ tsp of salt.

2) Using hands or a wooden spoon, knead the mix until forming a soft and smooth dough.

3) Roll into balls and gently press down until forming the arepa shape.

Once your arepas are done, cook them in hot pan until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Some people like to use a little bit of oil but that’s according to taste.

Ingredients for Shredded Beef filling

  • 2 Kg flank steak

  • 9 cups water

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Hogao sauce

  • 1 cup finely diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves of garlic

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

  • Salt and pepper to tast

Ingredient for Colombian Arepas


Step 1 – Shredded Beef filling

  • In a pot, place the flank steak, water, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the meat is cooked.

  • Measure 1 cup of the liquid used to cook the meat. Set aside.

  • Remove the beef from the pot, let it cool and shred with a fork or your hands.

Step 2 – Hogao sauce

  • Place the chopped onions, tomatoes, cumin, and seasoning of preference in a large pan with the olive oil.

  • Cook mixture over medium heat, stirring often, until the vegetables are soft and fragrant, about 10 minutes.

Step 3 – Mix ingredients

  • When the Hogao is finished, in the same pan, add tomato paste to taste, the shredded meat and the cup of broth set aside. Mix constantly.

  • Let these ingredients simmer for about 10 minutes.

  • Serve inside an arepa

Colombian recepie with arepa in new zealand with beef

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