These take about 40 minutes so it’s great for a weeknight meal! Be sure to buy the precooked cornmeal for this recipe.
- 1 c masarepa
- 1 c warm water
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Avocado oil
- 1 poblano, diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 jalapeno, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed
- 1 c fire roasted tomatoes with chilies
- 1/4 c cilantro, minced
- 2 limes, quartered
- 1/4 c cotija, crumbled
Masarepa, water and salt and mix till smooth.
Meanwhile, divide the dough into 4 balls and press into disks 4 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick. Heat 1 1/2 tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 of the arepas and cook, turning once, until golden brown, 7 to 8 minutes total. Repeat with the remaining 1 1/2 tbsp oil and dough.
Top arepas with beans, cilantro and cheese.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add poblano , jalapeño and onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, cumin and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in beans and tomatoes. Bring to a simmer over high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 15 to 20 minutes.
Serves 4. 12 WW PP.