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Stewed Nopales (Cactus Paddles)

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  • 3 nopales
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 arbol chile
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato
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    1. Nearly fill a large pot with water, leaving 3 or 4 centimeters at the top. When it comes to a boil, add the salt, baking soda, and nopales. Cook until soft, for approximately 20 minutes.
    2. Drain the nopales and rinse in cold water. Set aside.
    3. Heat the oil in a hot skillet, saute the onion, garlic, and arbol chile. Once the onion has softened, add the nopales and cook for 1 or 2 minutes.
    4. Add the salsa and cook for 1 minute more.
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    Angel Moraga 3 years ago
    This was so good with flour or corn tortillas, my mom would make this similar recipe, she would stew some cut up pork steak add with same ingredients and Nopales. So good.