Hamburguesa de Arepa (Arepa Burger)

by Erica Dinho on June 9, 2012


Hamburguesa de Arepa (Arepa Burger)

The idea for this Arepa Burger came to me one night while lying in bed, and I could not wait to get up the next day to make it! Arepas are versatile and can pretty much be filled or topped with anything you have on hand. Arepas always come to the rescue when I am hungry and desperate for a quick meal.

I have created several arepa dishes with various toppings and fillings, but until now, I never thought of using them in a burger. I hope you enjoy this burger as much as I did!

Buen provecho!

 Arepa Burger



(4 Arepa Burgers)

  • 4 medium thick cooked arepas
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped white onion
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground paprika
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Salsa Rosada or Salsa golf
  • Cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato

Hamburguesa de Arepa


  1. In a large bowl add the ground beef, garlic, scallions, onion, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix well and refrigerate for about 1 hour. Form 4 patties.
  2. Heat a grill or sauté pan and cook the hamburgers for 5 minutes on each side until done.
  3. Remove to a plate and cover with aluminum foil. Allow the hamburgers to rest for 5 minutes and serve immediately on arepas with salsa rosada, cheese, lettuce and tomato.
  4.  Arepa Burger

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Barbara June 9, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Very clever middle-of-the-night thinking, Erica! It’s a super idea. And looks wonderful!


2 Angie@Angie's Recipes June 9, 2012 at 1:14 PM

A super duper looking burger!


3 Miriam June 9, 2012 at 1:44 PM

There’s nothing like a good burger :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters


4 Belinda @zomppa June 10, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Is this even legal? It looks so absolutely delicious! A perfect synergy.


5 Platanos, Mangoes and Me! June 11, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Definitivamente de deja comer…excelente!


6 grace June 11, 2012 at 11:42 AM

there’s not a single thing wrong with this, erica–excellent burger!


7 Chris June 14, 2012 at 6:06 PM

That burger rocks, Erica. I like that “bun”!


8 Matt June 21, 2012 at 8:09 PM

I made those for my dad on Sunday, He is from Colombia and loved them.


9 Erica June 21, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Thank you for all your comments and feedback!


10 Diana June 26, 2012 at 3:55 PM

This is a wonderful gluten-free alternative to a traditional hamburger! I’ll try these out this weekend.


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