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15Ingredients
380Calories
40Minutes

A scrumptiously savory dish, this recipe for Beef Steak with Nopales is a must try. Nopal is the Spanish name for the Opuntia cacti, a member of the prickly pear family. Served on a bed of homemade chipotle bean cream, the seared beef steaks and nopales are served with a homemade Guajillo chili vinaigrette, see recipe for instructions on how to make the vinaigrette. Allow plenty of time while cooking to allow the flavors to reach their maximum potential.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup beans (Peruvian, cooked)
  • 3 tablespoons cream
  • chipotle chilies (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 4 beef fillets
  • 8 nopales
  • 3 guajillo chilies
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • salt

Directions

  1. Rinse the chilies, remove the seeds, and soak in 1 cup hot water until soft. Drain and pat dry.
  2. In a blender, add the chilies, oil, vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt to taste.
  3. Puree and drain.
  4. Refrigerate before serving.
  5. In a blender, add the beans, cream, and chipotle chilies. Puree until smooth.
  6. In a saucepan, heat the vegetable oil. Add the bean cream. Add water if needed. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. In a griddle, heat olive oil and sear the steaks. Season with salt and pepper and turn over to cook on the other side.
  8. Add the nopales and sear. Cut into strips. Dress with the Guajillo chili vinaigrette.
  9. To plate, pour a base of bean cream.
  10. Place the steak on top and nopales on the side.
  11. Garnish to taste and serve.
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NutritionView more

380Calories
Sodium18%DV420mg
Fat52%DV34g
Protein8%DV4g
Carbs6%DV19g
Fiber32%DV8g

PER SERVING *

Calories380Calories from Fat310
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat34g52%
Saturated Fat6g30%
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol10mg3%
Sodium420mg18%
Potassium510mg15%
Protein4g8%
Calories from Fat310
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate19g6%
Dietary Fiber8g32%
Sugars10g20%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

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

Reviews(1)

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Cayla C. 18 Jun 2015
The nopales take a lot of ingredients, but they are so flavorful. I love the use of apple cider vinegar in this dish. It brings out the flavor of all of the ingredients so well. The dish tastes best if you just let the ingredients simmer on very low heat for at least 30 minutes or so.