Arepas rellenas are a beloved staple of Latin American cuisine, particularly in countries like Colombia and Venezuela. They are made from masa harina, a pre-cooked cornmeal dough, which is shaped into thick round patties and cooked on a griddle or pan until golden and crispy on the outside. The true magic of arepas rellenas lies in their fillings. The possibilities are endless, allowing for a wide range of flavor combinations and options to suit individual preferences. Common fillings include various types of cheese which melt beautifully inside the warm arepas. Other popular fillings include shredded or grilled meats like beef, chicken, or pork, as well as beans, avocado, scrambled eggs, or even a combination of several ingredients.