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Huaraches de Nopal for Lent

huaraches de nopal for lent Entree Mexican
Huaraches de Nopal for Lent
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 6

Nopales are one of the most popular staple Mexican ingredients. When I was a kid, nopales were a must in our family table. My grandpa used to include them in all his favorite dishes such as caldo de res, mole, chile colorado and even chorizo with eggs. I must confess, though, I didn’t really like nopales back then. Not a bit! It wasn’t until I moved to Mexico that I started liking them. They’re delicious! Huaraches are a typical Mexican dish, traditionally made with a base of long-shaped dough, in the form of a sandal–that’s in fact where it gets it name. Since nopales have a similar shape, they can also be used as a base to make this recipe. Nowadays, I prepare nopales almost every day for my family. My kids love this recipe, and you should try it out! MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

6
fresh nopales, whole
Salt, to taste
8
oz soy chorizo
1-1/2 cups refried beans
1
cup Manchego cheese, grated
Hot salsa or pico de gallo, to taste (optional)

Directions

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  • 1
    Pre-heat oven to 425 °F.
  • 2
    Slightly grease a baking tray with vegetable oil. Place the 6 nopal leaves on the tray and season them with salt. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Turn the leaves, season with salt and bake for another 5-7 minutes, or until fully cooked.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, fry the chorizo in a saucepan on medium-high heat until cooked through. Remove from heat.
  • 4
    To assemble the huaraches, spread 3 tablespoons of refried beans on top of the baked nopal leaves. Spread 2-3 tablespoons of chorizo on top of the beans. Sprinkle cheese to taste. Bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted completely.
  • 5
    Serve with hot sauce or pico de gallo. Enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • For a different taste, use ground meat or shredded chicken.

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More About This Recipe

  • Nopales are one of the most popular staple Mexican ingredients. When I was a kid, nopales were a must in our family table. My grandpa used to include them in all his favorite dishes such as caldo de res, mole, chile colorado and even chorizo with eggs. I must confess, though, I didn’t really like nopales back then. Not a bit! It wasn’t until I moved to Mexico that I started liking them. They’re delicious! Huaraches are a typical Mexican dish, traditionally made with a base of long-shaped dough, in the form of a sandal–that’s in fact where it gets it name. Since nopales have a similar shape, they can also be used as a base to make this recipe. Nowadays, I prepare nopales almost every day for my family. My kids love this recipe, and you should try it out!

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