Beef Nopalitos and Bean Chili

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Combines beef, nopales,  kidney beans and tomatoes.

Recipe By: Fat Boy's Recipes
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  • Serves 6


    • 2 lb lean beef cubed
    • 2 medium onions chopped
    • 1 15 oz jar Nopalitos (cactus) diced and liquid reserved
    • 1 14 oz diced tomatoes (drained)
    • 4 14 oz cans kidney beans (drained & rinsed)
    • 1/4 cup chili powder
    • 1 beef bullion cube


After cubing the beef, rinse lightly in cold water and put in heavy 6 quart pot with a tight-fitting lid. Sprinkle the meat with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Toss to coat the meat evenly. Cover and let stand at room temperature for about 15 minutes to marinate.

Dissolve the beef bouillon cube in one cup boiling water and add to the reserved liquid from the nopalitos. After marinating place meat over high heat and cook until just barely done (do not brown). Stir constantly to prevent sticking.

Reduce temperature to medium and add onions and bullion mixture. Cover and simmer 10 minutes until the onions are just soft. Add tomatoes, nopalitos and chili powder. Cover again and simmer 30 minutes. Add beans and a little water if necessary to prevent scorching. Cover and simmer another 30 minutes. Adjust seasonings to taste.

Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer another 30 minutes or until the meat is nice and tender.

Additional Notes

salt, black pepper, garlic powder, water
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