Beef Arepas

Beef Arepas

Preparation Time20 mins Cooking Time70 mins Makes 6 servings

Once you bite into our Beef Arepas, you won’t want to stop. Enjoy beef mixed with your favorite Latin flavors in between warm arepas. This is a beef recipe you won’t want to miss.

Nutritional Information


400 (1 serving)

Calories from Fat

140 (1 serving)

Total Fat

16g (1 serving)

Saturated Fat

3g (1 serving)


15mg (1 serving)


670mg (1 serving)

Total Carbs

52g (1 serving)

Dietary Fiber

1g (1 serving)


2g (1 serving)


11g (1 serving)


2% (1 serving)


30% (1 serving)

Vitamin C

25% (1 serving)

Vitamin A

10% (1 serving)

Ingredients List
  1. BEEF:
  2. 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
  3. 1/2 lb. flank steak, cut into 3 pieces
  4. 1 large onion, chopped, (about 1 1/2 cups), divided
  5. 2 cups water
  6. 1 Tbsp. Knorr® Beef flavor Bouillon, divided
  7. 2 medium plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and finely chopped
  8. 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  9. 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  10. 1 tsp. ground cumin
  11. 1/4 cup sliced green onion
  12. 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  13. AREPAS:
  14. 2 cups hot water
  15. 1 Tbsp. margarine
  16. 1/2 Tbsp. Knorr® Beef flavor Bouillon
  17. 2 cups arepa flour, (pre-cooked white cornmeal)
  18. 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil



1. For BEEF, heat 1 tablespoon oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat and brown steak. Add 1/2 cup onion and cook until golden, about 3 minutes. Add water and 1-1/2 teaspoons Knorr® Beef flavor Bouillon and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and cook, covered, turning once or twice, until steak is tender, about 50 minutes.

2. Remove steak to cutting board; reserve cooking liquid and set aside. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in same skillet over medium-high heat and cook remaining onion until golden. Add tomatoes and cook, stirring frequently, until very soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in bell pepper and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and cumin and cook until fragrant, about 20 seconds. Stir in reserved cooking liquid and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons Bouillon. Remove from heat.

3. Shred steak with 2 forks, then add to skillet. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until liquid is almost evaporated, about 10 minutes. Stir in green onions and cilantro and remove from heat.

4. For AREPAS, stir together water, margarine and 1/2 tablespoon Knorr® Beef flavor Bouillon in medium bowl until bouillon dissolves. Gradually stir in arepa flour. Knead in bowl until mixture comes together to form a smooth dough. If dough sticks to hands, knead in more flour, a teaspoon at a time.

5. Form dough into 6 balls; gently pat balls into 1/2-inch thick, 3 to 4-inch wide disks pressing any cracks together to form smooth edges.

6. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat and cook arepas, in batches if necessary, turning once, until golden, about 6 minutes a side. Remove arepas and keep warm.

7. To serve, carefully split arepas about 3/4 of the way through with sharp knife. Divide beef mixture evenly among arepas.