Arepas with Beef Chili, Guacamole and Cheese
Arepas are one of Venezuelan´s all-time favorite dishes! The famous arepa definitely merits a “favorite” status.Venezuelan mothers made dozens of arepas on weekends and kept them in plastic bags in the freezer for the week. Sometimes in the middle of the week she needed to make a new batch, ! Years have passed and nothing has changed.
We made these arepas with beef chili, guacamole, cheese and a dollop of sour cream the other night, and they were so good! A gloriously messy, hand-held dinner.
1 cup of guacamole
1/2 cup of grated cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons of sour cream
1 onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1/4 cup of ketchup
1/4 cup of beef both
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon of chili powder or to your taste
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Salt and pepper to your taste
- Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook the onion until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until tender, about one minute more.
- Add the beef and cook until browned, about 10 minutes. Add the ketchup,broth, brown sugar, chili, cumin and paprika. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for about 30 minutes.Season with salt and pepper.
- To serve: Top or fill each arepa with guacamole, beef chili, grated cheese and a dollop of
- sour cream.
What are Arepas?
How to Make Arepas