It's a very simple taco quesadilla that's tangy with a hint of heat. Top with sour cream if you like, but they're great on their own.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Season nopales with adobo seasoning. Fold seasoned nopales, Cheddar cheese, and cilantro inside tortillas.

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  • Place filled tortillas in a medium skillet over medium low heat, and warm until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

198 calories; protein 8.9g; carbohydrates 18.4g; fat 10g; cholesterol 23.5mg; sodium 353.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I liked it!! We eat Nopales all the time. I used fresh. I sliced and boiled it with onions and tomatillo skins to cut down on the slime. Nice taco and great on the grill!! Read More
(20)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/28/2008
this is a very bland recipe next time do what i did rinse the nopales (cactus) until the slime is gone. in a pan heat up 2 tbs oil and add 1/4 c. diced onions and cook until it is transparent then add the cactus cook for another 5 min. then add 1 tsp cumin powder and 1 tsp chili powder. in a bowl put in 1 tbs flour and 2 tbs water stir and add to cactus cook for another 5 min or until a gravy forms. enjoy oh and don't forget to add salt to taste. Read More
(22)
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
02/28/2008
this is a very bland recipe next time do what i did rinse the nopales (cactus) until the slime is gone. in a pan heat up 2 tbs oil and add 1/4 c. diced onions and cook until it is transparent then add the cactus cook for another 5 min. then add 1 tsp cumin powder and 1 tsp chili powder. in a bowl put in 1 tbs flour and 2 tbs water stir and add to cactus cook for another 5 min or until a gravy forms. enjoy oh and don't forget to add salt to taste. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I liked it!! We eat Nopales all the time. I used fresh. I sliced and boiled it with onions and tomatillo skins to cut down on the slime. Nice taco and great on the grill!! Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2004
Good with sour cream on top. These were a little plain-tasting; I would maybe add diced tomatoes next time. Read More
(8)
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Rating: 3 stars
08/03/2010
You really outta amp this recipe up. I rinsed drained and dried the nopales used Mexican style cheese and sprinkled cayenne pepper cumin and onion powder to give it a kick. It left the perfect "hot" taste in my mouth! Amp it up any way you like and it's sure to be a winner - people won't believe they're eating cactus! Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
09/10/2007
I made this into quesadillas like the previous reviewer. They were good but a bit bland - next time I will add some sauteed onion and bell pepper. Oh make sure you thoroughly rinse the nopales or they will be nasty and slimey. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2007
I didn't have any Adobo seasoning so I used a generous amount of cayenne pepper on the cactus. I ended up making mini quesadillas so I was able to snack on them while at work. Thanks Mary! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/29/2009
Not really crazy about this one. Read More
(3)