An authentic Mexican dish; tender cactus with potatoes. Cactus tastes like cooked green beans.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the potatoes, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally until they begin to soften, about 10 minutes. Stir in the nopalitos, onion, tomato, and jalapeno. Season to taste with salt, and continue cooking and stirring until the onion has softened and turned translucent, and the potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes more.

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Nutrition Facts

220 calories; protein 5.4g 11% DV; carbohydrates 36g 12% DV; fat 7.2g 11% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 76.3mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2008
This was great only I used fresh cactus as I don't like the canned ones. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/19/2017
If you like that okra with tomato mixture you will enjoy this because it has the same flavor just not as wet. If you don't like that I'd recommend you find a different way to cook your nopales. Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2008
This was great only I used fresh cactus as I don't like the canned ones. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2008
this recipe was really good. i had been looking for another way to use the nopales. it was so delious but the only thing that i added was some tomato bouillion which gave it extra flavor. so good i will make it again!0 Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2010
I found this recipe quite simple to make yet very tasting. Though to add a bit of spice I added a habanero pepper as well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2012
Great recipe! I used fresh nopalitos and prepared them by boiling in water for 5-6 minutes, draining them, and boiling again for 5-6 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2011
I had half a 30-ounce jar of nopalitos leftover from pollo con nopales (a friend's recipe) so I decided to give this a try. It's excellent! I was worried it would be a bit bland but with the optional jalapeno and salt to taste it's perfect. The flavor of the potatoes meshes well with the nopalitos and tomato. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2011
We love Mexican food and this is a fabulous recipe. Very easy to make. I didn't have fresh tomatoes but used canned diced tomatoes which worked just fine. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2011
Excellent flavor easy prep. Only question: is the Nopales supposed to get a bit gooey? I love it even still. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2013
We loved it! I added 1 lb. extra lean ground beef and it was yummy. The beef actually made the nopalitos not gooey. It was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2013
The ratio of potatoes to everything else is too high. Use fewer potatoes more of everything else. Don't let your husband go crazy with dried jalapeño flakes. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/19/2017
If you like that okra with tomato mixture you will enjoy this because it has the same flavor just not as wet. If you don't like that I'd recommend you find a different way to cook your nopales. Read More
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