12Ingredients
100Calories
60Minutes

Pork ribs are a decadent and flavorful choice for dinner any night of the week. However, this recipe for Pork Ribs with Prickly Pear might be a perfect dinner for a special occasion, it is just that tasty. It takes an hour to prepare so make sure set aside time. There are a mere 100 calories per serving, so for a dinner dish, that is not bad. The sweet, savory and spicy flavors will tantalize the taste buds.

Ingredients

  • 500 grams meat cut (pork rib, into large squares)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 5 stalks nopal (minced)
  • 2 chile peppers (Pasilla)
  • 1 ancho chile pepper (or Poblano chile pepper)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tomato (ripe)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Place the meat in a large pot. Add water and lemon zest and cook the meat with the pot covered for about 10 minutes.
  2. Once the meat is cooked, uncover the pot and cook until the water evaporates.
  3. The meat will begin to cook release grease. When the meat is fully cooked, take it out and place it on a plate lined with paper towels to soak up the excess grease from the meat. Drain excess grease from the pot as well.
  4. Put the meat back into the pot and while the meat is cooking, begin cooking the prickly pear,
  5. Cook the nopal in vegetable oil and cover the pot with a lid. Stir occasionally. Cook until the liquid released from the is completely evaporated.
  6. In a separate pot, boil some water and add the chile peppers, garlic, and tomatoes inside.
  7. When the peppers and the tomato become soft, remove them and liquefy them with 1/2 cup of water, onion powder, cumin, and cinnamon.
  8. Once the meat is ready, add the sauce and nopal to the meat and mix well.
  9. Cook everything on low heat for 10 minutes in a covered pot. Serve with tortillas.
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NutritionView more

100Calories
Sodium5%DV115mg
Fat6%DV4g
Protein8%DV4g
Carbs5%DV14g
Fiber20%DV5g

PER SERVING *

Calories100Calories from Fat35
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat4g6%
Saturated Fat0.5g3%
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol<5mg2%
Sodium115mg5%
Potassium510mg15%
Protein4g8%
Calories from Fat35
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate14g5%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Sugars1g2%
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)

Yummly User
Elissa R. 19 Jun 2015
These pork ribs are actually with the nopal, or cactus, not the fruit like the title says. The cactus get fruit on them which can be eaten. They are the prickly pears. This should be called "Pork Ribs With Nopal". You can buy precut nopal in a jar to make this dish easier. You have to rinse them good before you put them in though because they get a little slimy after being canned in a jar.