Arepas With Pulled Pork and Cilantro Garlic Mayonnaise Recipe

Arepas With Pulled Pork

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Yield: 6 arepas
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
348 Calories
14g Fat
44g Carbs
11g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 348
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 599mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 218mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Thick Venezuelan-style arepas are stuffed with spicy South American-style pulled pork (easily prepared in the crockpot) and cilantro garlic mayonnaise. A great lunch or snack, arepas have a delicious corn flavor. Similar to a pupusa, they're perfect for stuffing with their crispy exterior and soft chewy interior.


Steps to Make It

  1. Stir the cilantro, lime juice, and garlic into the mayonnaise.

  2. Heat the arepas for a few minutes in a 350-degree oven, or warm them briefly in a skillet. 

  3. Heat the pulled pork in the microwave or on the stove.

  4. Split the arepas in half, in the same way you would split an English muffin, but do not slice all the way through—leave the two halves attached at one end. 

  5. Spread the inside of arepas with 2 teaspoons of the garlic mayonnaise.

  6. Fill each arepa with 2-3 tablespoons of the beef mixture.  

  7. Serve arepas warm.  Filled arepas can be wrapped in foil and chilled until ready to serve, then reheated in the oven (still wrapped in foil).

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