Nopalitos Tacos (Tacos de Nopalitos)

tacos de nopalitos
Simple Nopalitos Tacos (Tacos de Nopalitos) tacos made with potato, refried beans and nopalitos (cactus) strips.  Double up tortillas to make them easier to eat without falling apart. The tacos include a mixture of red bell pepper, onion, spices, potato, tomatoes and pickled jalapenos.
  • Prep10 min |
  • Total30 min |
  • Serves 8 tacos (4 servings)



Prepare the fresh nopales if using otherwise drain jarred nopalitos. You can review the fresh nopales preparation process here . If using the fresh cactus cut the leaves into strips (nopalitos) and boil in salted water for tabout 10 min or until slightly limp.

Heat vegetable oil in a saute pan and add the nopalitos, onion, potato and bell pepper and cook on medium-low for about 5-10 min to allow the flavors to blend. Add spices, salt and pepper, tomato and jalapenos and place on low heat and allow mixture to warm.

Meanwhile, heat the refried beans on the stove or in microwave.

Heat tortillas over open flame or on a comal then wrap in a kitchen towel to keep them warm. A bamboo steamer works well

Assemble Tacos
Place about 2 tablespoons of refried beans on the tortilla and top with another 2 tablespoons of the vegetable mixture. Top with some shredded cheese.
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