Just last week I was having a chat with a friend and she was talking about how much she missed bread after changing to a gluten free diet. While chatting with her I realized I’m not a bread person, but more of a biscuit, cracker and arepa kind of girl.
For me, bread can come and go, but arepas is something that I love. They are naturally gluten free and by adding some cheese you can create these delicious Gluten Free Stuffed Arepas that are sure to please.
In Trinidad and Tobago, when we hear the word Arepas we tend to mean something more along the lines of an Empanada that is made with yellow cornmeal and stuffed with ground beef. But traditionally, Arepas are made with white corn, shaped in a circle and served with cheese on the side.
One morning my dad asked if I could stuff the cheese inside and ta-da our Gluten Free Stuffed Arepas were born.
How to make Gluten Free Stuffed Arepas?
Making arepas is quite easy and requires only 3 ingredients. We used the original recipe and simple shaped them and stuffed them with cheese then grilled them.
The result was melted cheese goodness in a casing or warm white corn.
Can you stuff them with something besides cheese?
When it comes to arepas, cheese is always our first choice, so it was not surprise that I chose cheese to stuff them with. But we’ve tried these with shredded beef, chicken and even ground beef with great results. Simply follow the process and use your stuffing of choice.
To help you along we created a recipe video with step by step instructions. So if you’re ready , let’s make us some Gluten Free Stuffed Arepas!