Authentic Pork Mixiotes with Nopales Recipe

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Inside: Learn how to make these delicious and authentic pork mixiotes with nopales that are very delicious!

Para leer en espanol, haz click aqui

mixiotes de puerco con nopales con arroz

Pork mixiotes with nopales is a popular Mexican dish for the holiday and other celebrations in Mexico.  There are many different ways to make them depending on the specific region in Mexico. You can make them with any kind of meat, including chicken, pork, beef, lamb. There are even some more exotic varieties using meats such as wild hog, rabbit, and even squirrel!  

That, however, is all a question of persoanl taste. I am going to show you the most traditional variety, which are the pork mixiotes. This Mexican recipe will win over anyone who tries it.

What are mixiotes?

Mixiotes is a typical dish that is representative of Mexican cuisine. In consists basically of meat, marinated and cooked in a chile-based sauce, seasoned with cumin, oregano, and avocado leaves, and is cooked by steam (like tamales). 

mixiotes with aluminum foil

The original preparation method was to wrap the meat in a very thin leaf that came from the maguey plant, which was called a “mixiote.” That is where the name of the recipe came from. 

The word mixiote comes from the Nahualt “metl” (maguey) and “volt.” Over time the preparation method changed, and today you can find it wrapped in plantain leaves, aluminum foil, parchment paper, and even plastic bags. 

You can make it with just meat or you can add vegetables such as nopales or potatoes. 

Mixiotes are considered an exotic, but delicious dish, capable of winning over the palate of anyone who tries it. The flavor is hard to describe, but it is amazing. It has lots of different herbs which give it its great flavor, including bay leaves and avocado leaves. 

Like I said earlier, it is traditionally wrapped in a thin maguey leaf, but there is a problem with that. Maguey is a protected plan and it is no longer legal to sell it since removing the part that you use for this recipe dries up the plant, causing it to die. 

Don’t worry though, like I said, you can also wrap it in plantain leaves, aluminum foil, or parchment paper. So, if you can’t find maguey, there are no excuses and you can still make it using something else. 

mixiotes with rice

What can you serve with mixiotes?

You can serve mixiotes with rice, fresh made corn tortillas, y your favorite salsa. Aside from its great flavors, this is a healthy recipe that is low in fat since it is cooked in its own juices and you don’t add any additional oils or fats. 

Give this recipe a try, I am sure you will love it!

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Pork Mixiotes with Nopales

These pork mixiotes with nopales are a delicious Mexican recipe
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword mixiotes, nopales
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 1 hour 31 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 31 minutes
Servings 12 Mixiotes
Calories 242kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

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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Grown up fruit punch is exactly what this holiday weekend needs. 

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peaches and cherries in a pitcher

Now to be honest, if someone handed me a glass of something like Hawaiian Punch or Minute Maid Fruit Punch, something that was around when I was a kid, I’d gladly pass. Any kind of juice that is sweet enough to hurt my teeth? No thank you, I would rather have a glass of practically anything else.

BUT.

And that’s a big but. When there is a boozy punch on the menu or at the party? I can be swayed. Easily. 

pouring sparkling rose in a pitcher

A few weeks ago we took a little staycation to a local resort and they had quite the cocktail menu. I couldn’t try everything because, hello, family time! But they had fruit punch on the menu and I couldn’t pass it up. It sounded super good and refreshing. I had to try it, if only a few sips for research!

Research for us to be able to make it at home this summer and enjoy it by the pool. Or on the beach. Or the patio! 

summer tequila fruit punch

I have to say that I got the recipe to match almost exactly. It tastes almost identical. While the one I had contained a few delicious fruit purees (like peach and passionfruit), I knew that wouldn’t work here. I don’t have time to puree different fruits before throwing everything in a pitcher to drink – and I don’t think you do either.

So I kept the pineapple and cherry flavors, went with some orange liqueur, some other bubbles… and this fruit punch was born.

summer tequila fruit punch

And, um, my favorite part? The frozen peaches used as ice cubes, of course! This is my favorite summer hack. Get a bag of frozen peaches and use them as ice in your drinks. In this case, we’re using an entire bag. The peach slices not only chill the drink, but also infuse a good amount of peach flavor into the pitcher. 

They also taste amazing once you finish your glass.

summer tequila fruit punch

Here’s what goes into our tequila fruit punch!

  • Tequila, obviously. I love to use Casa Amigos blanco
  • And entire little jar of maraschino cherries. Yes the cherries and the juice.
  • Pineapple juice!
  • Grand Marnier or Triple Sec or another orange-ish liqueur.
  • Club soda for some bubbles.
  • Dry sparkling rosé (like this one) or even Prosecco for MORE bubbles. 
  • And frozen peaches, to chill the whole pitcher!

spiked fruit punch

Let’s just say that this fruit punch… packs a punch. Oh yes. It’s definitely sweet and tastes like the fruit punch of my youth, but in a good way. Aside from the booze, of course. If you are not into sweet drinks, this is not for you.

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Fruit Skewers

Fruit skewers are a fun and festive appetizer or snack! This healthy treat is easy to make and pleases everyone.…

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Fruit skewers are a fun and festive appetizer or snack! This healthy treat is easy to make and pleases everyone.

Fruit Skewers

Looking for a fun appetizer idea or healthy snack? Try Fruit Skewers! Everything tastes better on a stick, right? This is a simple concept that’s more like an idea than a recipe: but it makes everyone go crazy for pure, fresh fruit. Use whatever fruits you like and if desired, serve with our favorite 3 ingredient fruit dip! The skewers are perfect for a summer appetizer, snack ideas or even a healthy dessert. We recently served these after a summer meal al fresco and it was the perfect after-dinner treat!

Ingredients for fruit skewers

Fruit skewers work with just about any fruit: so you can get as creative as you like! There are a myriad of artistic ways to combine fruits and thread them onto skewers. For our version, we picked fruits our family loves: because to be honest, we’ve got a few picky fruit people (sorry cantaloupe, you’re not a fave!). Here’s what we chose and a few other ideas:

  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon
  • Pineapple
  • Grapes
  • Blueberries
  • 12-inch wooden skewers
  • Other fruits that work well: Cantaloupe, oranges, kiwi, honeydew melon, purple grapes, blackberries, and raspberries
Fruit Skewers

Tips for threading fruit skewers

It’s easy to make fruit skewers and you can go in many different directions! Choose a rainbow of fruit, or go more monochrome with just 2 or 3 colors of fruit. The way you cut the fruit changes the look as well! Here are a few tips and ideas for threading the skewers:

  • A 12-inch skewer or smaller is a nice size. Avoid skewers that are very long as they are awkward to eat off of (especially for children).
  • Pre-cut fruit makes for quick prep. We got pre-cut pineapple and watermelon here, which is easy to find in the produce section of your grocery store. Or you can cut from the larger fruits: here’s how to cut pineapple and how to cut watermelon.
  • If desired, cut strawberries into a heart shape. Cut a notch into the top when you remove the stems, and you’ve got an instant heart shape! It looks nice on a skewer.
  • Determine a theme. Are you going rainbow? Red white and blue? Anything goes in skewer-land: just get creative.
  • Use cookie cutters. Want to get over-the-top cute? Use cookie cutters to cut shapes into watermelon or cantaloupe (like stars or hearts).
Fruit Skewers

Serve with fruit dip if desired

It’s optional, but we love serving fruit skewers with our famous 3 ingredient fruit dip. It’s so simple whip up and tastes incredible: tangy, lightly sweet and perfect for fruits of all kinds. All you’ll need is Greek yogurt, maple syrup or honey, and vanilla extract. Head to the recipe below: and we promise it will become a favorite in your house! We’ve got it memorized over here.

Fruit Skewers

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This fruit skewers recipe is…

Vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, plant-based and dairy-free (without the dip).

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Fruit Skewers

Fruit Skewers


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 skewers

Description

Fruit skewers are a fun and festive appetizer or snack! This healthy treat is easy to make and pleases everyone.


Ingredients

For the fruit skewers

  • 16 strawberries
  • 16 watermelon chunks (fresh or pre-cut)
  • 16 pineapple chunks (fresh or pre-cut)
  • 16 green grapes
  • ¾ cup blueberries

For the fruit dip (optional)

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or honey
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Cut a notch into the strawberries to remove the stems and create a heart shape (see photos). If necessary, cut the pineapple and cut the watermelon into bite-sized chunks (buying pre-cut fruit makes for speedy prep).
  2. Thread the fruit onto 12-inch wooden skewers.
  3. If desired, make the dip: stir together the Greek yogurt, maple syrup or honey, and vanilla extract. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 1 day before serving.
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Fruit skewers

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Enter the galette. Because it’s my savoir every single time.

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I’ve made many different fruit galettes over the years. They are one of my favorite things to make, especially in summer, because they are SO MUCH EASIER than pie.

They are practically foolproof.

Come out fabulous every time, even with their rustic crust.

And in my personal opinion, maybe even better than pie because I’m pretty sure you get more crust per filling and that… I love. Oh yes. 

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I’ve done a ginger peach galette, a sour cherry galette, a blueberry peach galette, a stone fruit galette and even a savory chicken pot pie galette! And those are just the summer varieties. I’ve made many different apple galettes, blue cheese and pear galettes and even a winter vegetable galette.

See? I told you that I was obsessed. 

triple berry cheesecake galette

Now it is no secret that I love a warm galette with vanilla ice cream. The melty vanilla rivers… oh my word. The warm and juicy fruit. Buttery crust with a crunch from the coarse sugar – the combo is just so perfect.

But here is what I love about this galette with a cheesecake filling… it doesn’t require ice cream! Nope. I mean, I guess you really COULD add ice cream if you wanted. But the main thing here is that we have our creamy element with the cheesecake filling, so we’re set.

That means this is easier for serving a group, doesn’t have to be served piping hot and is just simpler to manage in general. 

triple berry cheesecake galette

This galette is perfect for the 4th of July – if only for obvious reasons. The triple berry combo PLUS the cheesecake filling makes for the perfect red, white and blue dessert. I’m all about the festive treats right now! 

triple berry cheesecake galette

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