Rating: 4.5 stars
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

This mixed grill of carne asada, nopales, chicken, shrimp, jalapenos, and chorizo sausage is served in a heated molcajete with queso fresco, salsa, avocado and lime for a delicious Mexican feast.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Using oven mitts, heat the molcajete over the grill or stove.*

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  • Grill carne asada for five minutes.

  • Add and grill chicken, nopales on one side for five minutes, turn over. Also, add jalapenos turning every two minutes to soften.

  • Sprinkle salt and pepper over meats. Add and grill chorizo and shrimp. Add green onions and rotate to cook on all sides, about two minutes.

  • While meat cooks, slice the tomatoes, avocado and cheese into 1/2 inch wedges.

  • Using oven mitts, pour half of the salsa into the heated molcajete.

  • Remove the meats and slice in long, thin strips.

  • Place the beef, chicken, shrimp, nopales, and cheese around the inside edge of the bowl. Add the chorizo to the center of the bowl. Add the tomatoes, green onions, avocados and jalapenos around the chorizo. Pour remaining salsa over ingredients.

  • Place the cilantro over the nopales. Place limes on top, to be squeezed when served.

  • Use small tortillas to serve.

Tips

ALTERNATIVES: Use a souffle or crockery bowl in place of the molcajete. Using oven mittens, heat the salsa in a small bowl in a microwave.

In place of the nopales, use zucchini and yellow squash, sliced 1/2 inch thick.

*Always handle a heated molcajete with oven mitts

Nutrition Facts

446 calories; protein 28.9g; carbohydrates 29.8g; fat 21.9g; cholesterol 93.1mg; sodium 1574.9mg. Full Nutrition
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