Nopales Con Huevos Y Serranos Native American

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Recipe: #18688

April 29, 2015


Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (420.8 g)
  • Calories 332.3
  • Total Fat - 18.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 320.9 mg
  • Sodium - 422.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 17.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.1 g
  • Sugars - 9.6 g
  • Protein - 25 g
  • Calcium - 231.5 mg
  • Iron - 3.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 169.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Saute the chilis and onions in oil until soft.

Step 2

Add the tomatoes, cactus and cilantro. Simmer until moisture is absorbed.

Step 3

Add the eggs to the mixture and sprinkle cheese on top.

Step 4

Cover and cook over low heat until eggs are set.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting serrano peppers, choose ones that are firm and bright in color.
  • For the nopales, look for ones that are bright green with no discoloration.

  • Substitute jalapenos for serrano peppers - the jalapeno peppers will provide a milder heat than the serrano peppers, making the dish more accessible to those who cannot handle the heat.
  • Substitute feta cheese for Monterey Jack cheese - the feta cheese will add a saltier and tangier flavor to the dish, which will help to bring out the flavor of the other ingredients.

Nopales Con Huevos Y Chorizo Replace the serrano peppers with 4 ounces of cooked chorizo, replace the vegetable oil with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and replace the Monterey Jack cheese with 1/2 cup of Cotija cheese.

Mexican Rice - This classic Mexican side dish is the perfect accompaniment to Nopales Con Huevos Y Serranos Native American. The flavors of the rice blend perfectly with the spicy and savory flavors of the eggs and peppers, creating a delicious and satisfying meal.

Frijoles Charros: Frijoles Charros is a traditional Mexican dish made with beans, bacon, and chorizo. It is a hearty and flavorful side dish that pairs perfectly with Nopales Con Huevos Y Serranos Native American. The smoky and savory flavors of the beans and meats complement the spicy and savory flavors of the eggs and peppers, creating a delicious and satisfying meal.


Q: How do I prepare the nopales?

A: To prepare the nopales, cook them in boiling water for 15 minutes. Then cut into small strips and add to the recipe.

Q: What are the health benefits of nopales?

A: Nopales are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, and iron. They can also help lower cholesterol and improve digestive health.

1 Reviews


Brings back childhood memories! And the hubby loves this "new" dish. Used jarred cactus strips that were lightly seasoned with a jalapeno pepper. I always had this scrambled, so that's how I prepared this one. Otherwise, wouldn't change a thing. This is a keeper, Dee! Made for play in For Your Consideration at 4Food Friends & Fun.


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(29 Jun 2022)

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Fun facts:

The Mayan people of Central America have been making dishes with Nopales for centuries. This dish is a traditional Mayan recipe that has been passed down through generations.

The dish is also popular with Mexican celebrities like actor Gael García Bernal, who has said that this dish is one of his favorites. He often prepares it for family and friends.