Heat oven to 350. In a bowl, combine masa harina and salt. Pour 2 cups boiling water over masa harina; stir well. Mix in melted butter. Cover dough with plastic wrap and let rest for 15 minutes.
Shape dough into 8 balls. Place each ball between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and carefully flatten with a pan to form disks measuring 3 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick. Mend any cracked edges with your fingers. Place arepas on a baking sheet; cover with plastic wrap.
Heat 1 tbsp of the oil over medium heat. Add 4 arepas to skillet. Cook 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Transfer back to baking sheet. Add remaining 1 tbsp oil to skillet and repeat cooking with last 4 areas. Place baking sheet with all 8 arepas in oven and bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, slice chorizo lengthwise then cut each of those pieces in half on the bias (there should be a total of 8 pieces). In the same skillet, cook chorizo over medium heat until hot and browned, about 6 minutes.
Slice hot arepas lengthwise about three-fourths of the way through FIll each with a piece of chorizo, avocado, and cheese. If desired, drizzle with tomatillo salsa. Serve immediately.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (81g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 66 (80%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 7.4g||10 %|
|Saturated Fat 1.5g||8 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3.9g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.5g|
|Cholesterol 3.8mg||1 %|
|Sodium 25.9mg||1 %|
|Potassium 211.4mg||6 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 4.3g||1 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.9g||8 %|
|Sugars, other 2.4g|
|Protein 0.8g||1 %|
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Calories per serving: 82
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