Nopal Cactus Stew January 26 2016, 0 Comments
Nopal Cactus stew
John's Nopales Cactus Stew
Stew meat... beef or pork or local favorite
1/2 to one pound of nopales cactus prepared and diced
a can of sweet corn (or fresh if available)
two, three or four pickled or fresh jalapeno peppers (or to taste)
three cloves or more (to taste) of garlic
one to four medium onions
one half bunch of cilantro (or more is better)
a tender squash or three
quarter cup of olive oil
couple dashes of salt and some ground black pepper will add flavor
Cooked and hot Rice or barley to serve the nopales over
Brown the meat in olive or vegetable oil, you can add bacon strips if you like more fat...
Add some water and let the meat simmer covered for an hour,
then add one diced onion, and the sliced carrots and let simmer for another hour
Add in the corn, peppers, cilantro and other spices.... and simmer for half an hour....
add in the edible cactus and squash and let it simmer for thirty minutes,
then remove from the heat and serve hot over hot rice or barley.