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Category : Plants & Vegetables       Region : Southeast ~ Prairie       Rating : 5
Nopalitos & Pork

Contributor : Added by Administrator

Tribal Affiliation : Yaqui

Orgin of Recipe : Offered by Francine Madrid ...who learned this from Grandma, to Mom, to me.

Type of Dish : Contemporary & Traditional

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Ingredients

  • New Mexico chile powder to taste
  • Pork loin or 3-4 chops deboned
  • Fresh corn kernels
  • 2 fresh cactus pads(de-thorned, boiled till tender(not mushy) and chopped into bite size bits)
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 14 oz. can of pureed or stewed tomato
  • 2 bay leafs
  • 1 tbs oregano

Directions

in a good sized, deep skillet, saute your onions and garlic till tender.
Add your bite sized pork,cook it a bit.
When the pork begins turning white,add nopalitos,corn and tomato sauce.
Stir it all up, add bay leafs, oregano, and chile to taste.
Cover it and simmer it till all the ingredients seem done.
Adjust to your taste with salt, pepper and chile.

Note: This dish tastes good as a stew or over rice. Don't forget the corn tortillas!


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