Nopales and Ground Beef Burrito Bowl


IMG_7047I had my first experience with nopales. They’re these cactus pads that taste sort of like a green pepper. One of my yoga students mentioned them to me so I swung into this darling Mexican grocery store next to Mirepoix Wellness Studio after one of my classes. I was craving a little burrito bowl and this was the perfect fix. If you’re curious about preparing nopales or what they do, read this post! I forgot the cilantro for the picture but added it after and it was a must!

Serves: 2

Hands-on time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Gluten free, dairy free, soy free


1 can diced organic tomatoes

3 garlic cloves

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 lb. grass fed organic ground beef

½ large white onion, diced

2 Nopales, chopped and cooked

1 tsp oregano

¼ cup cilantro, chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

2 Tbsp chili powder


  1. Prepare the nopales.
  2. Over medium-high heat in a large pan, saute the onions until translucent, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the meat and cook until brown then add the garlic cloves.
  4. Pour diced tomatoes into the pan with the nopales, oregano, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  5. Serve atop cooked quinoa. Top with cilantro.
  6. Enjoy!

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