Cheesy Firehouse Arepas

4 servings
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These highly seasoned sandwiches are the perfect blend of sweet and spicy. They are inspired by South American arepas, which feature a unique cornmeal flour bread shaped like an English muffin, but pita bread works well, too!


  • 1/2 pound (8 ounces) roasted shredded pork
  • 2 teaspoons Caribbean jerk seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 4 pitas, preferably whole grain


  1. Mix shredded pork and Caribbean jerk seasoning to coat the pork. Set aside.
  2. Heat 12-inch sauté pan; add vegetable oil and onion. Sauté 2 minutes. Add reserved pork and crisp-brown meat for 2 minutes. Remove from pan and keep warm.
  3. Wipe pan clean; adjust heat to medium. Place pitas in pan and heat until lightly browned. Flip; immediately sprinkle the Firehouse Shred Bleands over, dividing among the 4 pitas. Cook 1 minute longer, until pitas are hot and slightly crispy.
  4. Top each with 1/4 of the pork filling, mango salsa, and cilantro. Squeeze lime over. Fold pitas and serve immediately.