Rudy's Molcajete Mixto


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.

6 servings


  • ½ pound thinly sliced carne asada (beef steak)

  • ½ pound boneless chicken breast

  • 5 large, shelled shrimp

  • 4 ½ ounces chorizo (Mexican sausage)

  • 2 nopales (cactus leaves) or zucchini and yellow squash

  • 2 jalapeno peppers

  • ¼ bunch cilantro

  • 2 green onions

  • 1 large tomato

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon pepper

  • 1 lime, quartered

  • 1 avocado

  • ¼ pound queso fresco (Mexican cheese)

  • 1 (16 ounce) jar HERDEZ® Salsa Verde

  • 1 (8 ounce) package small tortillas

  • Stone molcajete (mortar and pestle)


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

  2. Grill carne asada for five minutes.

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

  4. 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.

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

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

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

  8. 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.

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

  10. Use small tortillas to serve.


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 (per serving)

446 Calories
22g Fat
30g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 446
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 1575mg 68%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 16mg 80%
Calcium 153mg 12%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 662mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.