"napolitos and a machaca made from dried goatmeat"

Nopalitos is a dish made with diced nopales, a vegetable derived from the prickly pear. Nopalitos are often eaten with eggs as a breakfast and in salads and soups as lunch and dinner meals.



Machaca is a dish prepared from dried, spiced meat (usually beef) that has been rehydrated and pounded to make it tender. Although drying meat is one of the oldest forms of preservation, the drying of beef with chillies and other spices was developed specifically by the ranchers and cowboys of northern Mexico.