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Nopales Rellenos with Cheese

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Typical Mexican dishes never cease to amaze us and less with the great variety of ingredients that exist. We prepare this recipe for stuffed nopales so you can try a new way of cooking nopales. Remember that you can use baking soda to eliminate excess slime. In addition, when you add the yolks to the whites, incorporate them quickly but smoothly, so as not to lessen the volume.
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4 portions
  • 2 tablespoons vegetal oil, for the sauce
  • 2 tomatoes, for the sauce
  • 1/4 onions, for the sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, for the sauce
  • 4 guajillo chilies, deveined and seedless, for the sauce
  • 3 morita chili peppers, deveined and seedless, for the sauce
  • 2 cups chicken soup, for the sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cumin, for the sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coriander, for the sauce
  • enough salt and pepper, for the sauce
  • enough Water
  • 1/2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 8 nopales cambray
  • 4 slices manchego cheese
  • enough flour
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4 egg whites
  • enough salt
  • enough vegetal oil
  • enough fresh coriander, to decorate


In a saucepan over medium heat, heat the oil and fry the tomato, onion, garlic and chilies until softened. Add chicken stock, cumin, cilantro, season with salt and pepper, cook 10 minutes more or until reduced. Cool slightly
Blend the previous preparation and return to the pot with more oil, cook until it thickens. Season to taste and reserve.
In a saucepan over medium heat cook the nopales in boiling water, salt and baking soda for 5 minutes. Drain and reserve.
On a wooden board, place the nopales and add the cheese, cover with another nopal, and with the help of chopsticks, flour on both sides and reserve.
Beat the yolks until they change color with a blender.
Beat the whites until they double their volume, incorporate the yolks to the whites in an enveloping manner.
Cover the nopales with the egg mixture and fry in a pan over medium heat with the hot oil until golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper.
Serve the sauce on a plate and arrange the nopales. Garnish with chopped cilantro and enjoy.


On a plate with the sauce, accompanied by tortillas.


Sodium bicarbonate helps eliminate excess nopal slime. When adding the yolks to the egg whites, incorporate quickly and smoothly so as not to lessen the volume.

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Ratings (4)
Viviana Najera
18/04/2020 13:33:08
Quedo buenisima, la recomiendo mucho !! ...
Rosie Ramirez
16/01/2020 20:16:18
Mary Garcia
28/08/2019 00:02:32
Laura López
22/06/2019 20:02:28
Delicioso fácil y económico

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