Victoria’s 4 Steps On How To Make Perfect Venezuelan Arepas

Mydine is giving you the secret recipe on how to make the perfect Venezuelan Arepas with Victoria Masso (video & recipe below).

Recipe creates 3 Arepas

Cook time: 30 to 45 minutes

Preparationarepa fillings for mydine meal prep

To make great tasting Arepas you’ll need to make the filling(s) to go inside. Traditionally, Arepas are filled with grated cheese (grated Cheddar or Halloumi); or pulled (stringed) brisket; but they can also be filled with plantain, guacamole and many other things!

Plantain Filling

To prepare the plantain, slice to pierce the skin and peel the plantain; then slice vertically to create ½ cm thick diagonal discs. Spray 1-cal oil into a frying pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on a medium heat on each side until golden brown.

Cheese Filling

Grate 30g of Cheddar and/or Halloumi cheese and store in the fridge until Arepas are cooked.

Avocado Guacamole Filling

Peel, de-seed and mash avocado. Peel and dice half a red onion and fresh tomato and mix together. Store in your fridge until ready to fill cooked Arepas.

Pulled Brisket (String Meat) Filling

Slow cooked brisket, cooked and seasoned to give a rich and beefy melt in the mouth taste. (Available only at

mydine pulled brisket for arepa meal preps

Arepas Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup of maize flour
  • 1 cup of still water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1-cal spray oil

Optional Fillings

  • Plantain
  • Cheddar and/or Halloumi cheese
  • Avocado Guacamole

Arepas Recipe Step-by-step

1) Make your Arepa dough

  • Add 1 cup of water to mixing bowl
  • Add a pinch of salt to water
  • Slowly add 1 cup of maize flour to water (mixture should start quite wet). As the flour is slowly added, the mixture should start to come together like a firm dough ball.
  • Once the flour and water mixture has come together, knead for 5 – 7 minutes, or, until the dough mix no longer sticks to your hands.
  • Rest Arepa dough for a further 5 minutes.

victoria kneading arepas mix

2) Roll your Arepas

  • Once rested, portion your dough into 100g to 110g balls
  • Roll into 1-inch thick, hand palm sized Arepas

victoria rolling arepas

3) Cook

  • Spray 1-cal oil into a frying pan on a medium heat
  • Add Arepas to the frying pan and cook on each size for 4 to 5 minutes until golden brown.
  • The traditional way to check if your Arepas are cooked is to tap each Arepas if they sound hollow (like a drum) and are golden brown on each side.

meal prep arepas cooking

4) Filling

  • Now your Arepas are cooked, create a pocket in each Arepa by slicing a horizontal pocket through the side.
  • Fill your Arepa with whatever filling takes your fancy. Be it plantain, Avocado guacamole, Chicken, grated Cheddar and/or Halloumi cheese.
  • For our pulled brisket see

mydine meal prep aprepa meal deliverymydine cooked and filled arepas

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6 thoughts on “Victoria’s 4 Steps On How To Make Perfect Venezuelan Arepas”

  1. I’ve never had these before surprisingly but they look so good! I would try them at a restaurant before cooking them myself so I know how they’re supposed to taste lol!

  2. I didn’t know what Arepas is similar to something Filipinos have called siopao. This looks delicious and you make it look like it’s really easy to make.

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