Grilled Arepas with Charred Tomato Salsa

Grilled Arepas with Charred Tomato Salsa

Prep Time2 hours
Cook Time1 hour
Servings: 2


  • 2 1/2 c Milk
  • 1/2 stick Unsalted Butter cut into pieces
  • 1 1/2 c White Arepa flour precooked cornmeal
  • 1 c Mozzarella Grated
  • 2 T Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Plum Tomatoes
  • 2 T Red Onion Small Dice
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper Chopped
  • 1 Lime Juiced
  • 1 T Cilantro
  • 1 t Olive Oil
  • 1 t Salt
  • 1 T Sugar



  • Heat grill to medium.
  • Bring milk to a simmer in a small saucepan, then remove from heat and stir in butter.
  • Combine arepa flour, salt, sugar, and mozzarella in a large bowl. Add hot milk and stir until combined.
  • Let mixture stand until milk is absorbed enough for a soft dough to form, about 1 to 2 minutes (dough will continue to stiffen).
  • Form dough into 12 balls (about 2 inches in diameter) then flatten into 3 ½ -to 4-inch patties (about 1/3” thick).
  • Preheat the Mr. Bar-B-Q Burger Basket for a minute on grill.
  • Place the arepas in each burger slot and lock basket.
  • Place on the grill and cook for about 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.


  • Slice tomatoes in half, toss with the olive oil, salt & pepper.
  • Heat the Mr. Bar-B-Q Stainless Steel Searing Topper on grill and place tomatoes core side down.
  • Cook tomatoes until they are blackened on both sides, then set aside to cool.
  • One cooled, place them on a cutting board and chop to desired texture.
  • Mix the tomatoes with the cilantro, red onion, jalapeno and lime juice.
  • Serve on top or along side of the arepas.


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