Beef in Prickly Pear Fruit BBQ Sauce with Nopalitos

June 16, 2009

Beef in Prickly Pear Fruit BBQ Sauce with Nopalitos

Philippe, Tucson CSA

This is the recipe that was featured at the solar cooking demo of June 16, 2009

2-3 pounds beef round roast
3 nopales, despined

BBQ sauce:  Mix together:
1 pint prickly pear fruit sauce (you can use 1 pint of any red berries preserve instead)
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon mole adobo powder
1 tablespoon olive oil

Cut beef roast in 1 inch slices.
Place meat and BBQ sauce in a slow cooker and cook overnight.  Or cook in solar oven for 4-6 hours at 250F.
Remove the meat from the cooker and shred with two forks.  Remove fatty bits.
Steam or boil the nopales for 15 minutes.  Drain, rinse, let cool, and cut into small diamond shaped pieces.
Add cooked nopales to meat.
Serve with warm tortillas and rice.

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