Grilled Avocado and Steak Arepas with Avocado Cream


  • 1 tbsp fresh chile pepper|red chili peppers, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds beef flank|flank or skirt steak
  • ¾ cup yellow cornmeal or arepa flour
  • ? cups jack cheese|Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 3 tbsp melted butter, divided
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ boiling water (¾ cup if needed)
  • ? cups fresh corn kernels
  • 1 pound Hass avocado|California avocado, sliced ?-inch thick
  • 1 red bell pepper, halved and seeded
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, halved and seeded
  • 8 oz Hass avocado|California avocados
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • fresh chile pepper|red chili peppers or bell peppers, finely chopped - as needed for garnish
  • corn husks -- as needed for garnish
  • lime wedges - as needed for garnish


  1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a shallow container.
  2. Remove about ¼ cup marinade and reserve; add steak to container, turning to coat meat on both sides and marinate at least 1 hour.
  3. To prepare arepas, process cornmeal in a blender until finely ground (arepa flour doesn't need further grinding).
  4. Transfer to large bowl and stir in cheese, 2 tablespoons melted butter and salt.
  5. Add enough boiling water to make a very thick batter; stir in corn.
  6. Brush griddle with remaining 1 tablespoon melted butter and heat until medium-hot.
  7. Using about 1 tablespoon batter for each arepa, drop batter onto hot griddle and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side.
  8. Keep warm.
  9. Drain steak from marinade and place on medium-hot grill or in grill pan.
  10. Cook 5 minutes on each side, or to desired doneness.
  11. Brush avocado slices and bell pepper halves with reserved marinade and grill, turning once, until lightly browned with grill marks.
  12. ==
  13. Cut avocado into chunks and blend with sour cream, lime juice and cayenne in blender until smooth.
  14. Slice steak and place a few pieces on each arepa.
  15. Cut bell pepper into strips and arrange over steak; top with grilled avocado slices and a dollop of avocado cream.
  16. Sprinkle with chopped red chilies; garnish with lime wedges and corn husks filled with chopped chilies.
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