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Pork Mixiotes with Nopales

These pork mixiotes with nopales are a delicious Mexican recipe
Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time1 hr 31 mins
Total Time5 hrs 31 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: mixiotes, nopales
Servings: 12 Mixiotes
Calories: 242kcal


  • 2 pounds pork ribs
  • 3 ancho chiles
  • 8 oz guajillo chiles
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 4 peppercorns
  • 4 cloves
  • 12 bay leaves
  • 12 avocado leaves
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 onion large
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 12 pieces nopales sliced and cooked
  • 12 maguey leaves or parchment paper this can be replaced with aluminum foil or plantain leaves
  • Sal to taste


  • Bring the dry chiles to a boil in water until they are soft, set aside and let cool (don't drain the water)
  • Blend the chiles from the previous step with the herbs and spices, garlic, salt and vinegar, and the water where you boiled the chiles.
  • Put the pork in a large plastic bag or bowl and completely cover with the salsa from the previous step. Let marinate overnight or for at least three hours.
  • Cook the nopales with water, salt, garlic, onions, and 2 bay leaves. When cooked, drain the water and set aside.
  • Put the mixiotes together by placing the leaf (or aluminum foil, parchment paper, etc.) on a large plate. Add the marinated meat with some of the marinade, a bay leaf, and an avocado leave. Add some of the cooked nopales.
    If you use maguey leaf or parchment paper, lift the four corners to form a small pouch and tie with butcher's or kitchen twine, and if you use aluminum with banana leaf, wrap like a tamale.
  • Place the mixiotes in a large pot and steam for 1 1/2 hours until very soft.
  • Serve with rice.


Serving: 1Mixiote | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 667mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 7348IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg
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