Taco Soup w Bacon and Cactus
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    Taco Soup w Bacon and Cactus

    Recipe Description
    I've been looking for foods that help diabetes lately, and cactus is a good food for stabilizing blood sugar. It tastes like green beans to me. I buy the type that's in a jar with serrano peppers; I'm not ambitious enough to attack a whole cactus leaf just yet. It's really cheap and very healthy.
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    Time Needed:
    1 hour 20 minutes
    ½ Lb Hamburger (93% lean)
    2 Slices Bacon
    ½ onion, Chopped
    ¼ cup Sliced Jalapeno
    2 TBSP Minced Garlic
    1 Cup Chopped Cactus w Serrano Peppers
    1 Can Whole Tomatoes
    1 Can Pinto Beans with Jalapenos or Black Eyed Peas with Jalapenos
    1 Handful Baby Carrots, Quartered or equivilant amount of large carrots
    4 Potatoes, Chopped into Small Pieces
    1 Can Corn
    ¼ tsp Cumin
    ¼ tsp Red Pepper Flakes
    ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
    ½ tsp Salt
    ½ tsp Pepper
    2 tsp Chili Powder
    Lime juice (to taste)
    Tabasco sauce (to taste)
    1. Cook hamburger with onion, garlic, jalapenos, and cactus. Drain.
    2. Cook bacon in sauce pan, add to hamburger mixture. Not, too crispy, it should still be fatty-white.
    3. In large stockpan, combine all ingredients and cook for 1 hour, or until potatoes and carrots are tender. Stir occasionally. Add Tabasco and lime juice to taste. Great with buttered cornbread

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    This recipe piqued my interest. We've eaten cactus from a jar. It reminds me of a mild green chili. Thanks for sharing!

    How much we enjoy what we have is more important than how much we have. Life is full of people who have more than they know what to do with, but cannot be content. It is the capacity to enjoy life that brings contentment.---Unknown

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