Lunch in the Barrio: Venezuelan Toasted Arepa

Active time: 10 min Cook time: 3-6 min

Serves: 1-2


AREPA, AREPA, AREPA!

If you've ever had a cheese filled arepa, you know what all the hype is about!  Add in some tender pork, melty cheese, and hearty beans… you’ve got yourself a tasty little meal on your hands. 

Equipment

Ingredients:

  • 1 pre-made arepa, sliced in half 
  • 3/4 cup pulled pork, pre-cooked
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin 
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder 
  • 1 Tbsp. green chilis, canned
  • 1/4 cup black beans
  • Cilantro, for garnish 
  • Cotija cheese, queso fresco, or shredded cheddar cheese  

Directions:

BUILD IT.

  • In a small bowl, mix together the pulled pork, spices, beans and green chilis. 
  • Split arepa in half and add pulled pork mixture and cheese.
  • Now close it up with the other half. See how easy that was?

TOAST IT.

  • Now place it in the panini press and close and lock the press. Wipe around the outside of the press to clean off any drips with a paper towel. 
  • Place the filled Panini Press into the right slot of your Revolution Toaster with the handles facing out.

Now make your next selection based on the model you have:

LOVE IT.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and your favorite cheese. Drizzle with your favorite hot sauce and enjoy!

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