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Nopal Enchiladas

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If you are a lover of enchiladas, we leave you a delicious version of enchiladas stuffed with nopal with corn and onion, dipped in a hot sauce of guajillo chili. Served with cream, cheese and cilantro. Try them!
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4 portions
  • 5 cups nopal
  • 2 liters Water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 cups oil
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1/4 onions
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 guajillo chilies, without seeds
  • 1 cup chicken soup
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 cups onion, filleted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Dried oregano
  • 1/2 cups corn grain
  • 1/4 cups oil, to fry the tortillas
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • to taste cream, for decorating
  • to taste fresh cheese, for decorating
  • to taste fresh coriander, for decorating


On a short board the nopales in strips.
In a pot add water, baking soda, salt, nopales and cook until soft.
For the guajillo chile sauce, heat the oil in a pan and fry the tomatoes, onion, and garlic, and the guajillo chili to golden brown, add the chicken broth and let reduce. Blend, strain and boil the sauce again about 10 minutes. Reserve.
In a pan heat the oil over medium heat and cook the onion, garlic, nopales, oregano, corn, season with salt and pepper.
Fry the tortillas for a minute with hot oil. Drain on absorbent paper.
On a table fill the tortillas with sautéed nopales.
Serve the enchiladas on a plate, bathe with the sauce, place the cream, and sprinkle the fresh cheese, decorate with coriander and enjoy.


Serve hot and garnish with cream, cheese and cilantro.


When you cook nopales already cut we suggest you do it from cold water, when they change color and are soft they will be ready to eat.

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Ratings (11)
Lorena Rangel M
03/08/2020 18:37:10
Hoy las preparé y quedaron deliciosas!!!
Rita Zambrano
30/08/2019 11:07:30
Muy ricoooo, gracias por compartir
Jazmín Magaña
09/04/2019 11:35:03
Muy rica receta gracias Yo la prepare con tortilla recien echa y asi quedo aun mas rica y saludable
Guadalupe Cardiel
08/12/2018 08:01:45
me quedaron riquísimas!!!
Olga Gabo
29/11/2018 15:59:37
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