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  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup shredded cheese (Jack, cheddar, mozzarella, or a combination)
  • 2 cups precooked masarepa cornmeal
  • 2 cups hot chicken broth or water
  • ½ cup canned black or pinto beans

1. Combine the cornmeal and salt in a bowl. 2. Add the broth (or water). Mix until a dough with no lumps forms. 3. When it's cool enough to touch, use your hands to divide it into 8 pieces. Cover them with a damp towel. 4. Heat a lightly greased large griddle. Dip your hands in cold water (to pre...

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Variations on Arepas

  • Arepas
    • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup yellow arepa flour (harina precocida)
    • Cooking spray
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt

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