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Beef Alambre

Beef Alambre

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This recipe is normally prepared by inserting all the ingredients through a wire-like skewer and grilled on an open-flame grill. For this version, we are using a pot that will allow the cheese to melt all over.
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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Servings4 people


  • 500 g beef fillets
  • 170 g bacon
  • 1 green capsicum
  • 1 red capsicum
  • ½ white or brown onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 150 g mozzarella cheese substitute with any melty cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Pepper and salt to taste

To serve

  • 12 corn tortillas preferably from La Tortilleria
  • 2 limes
  • Favourite salsa


  • Cut the meat and bacon into stripes, remove the ends and seeds from the capsicums and cut into stripes too, cut the onion into half moons and finely chop the garlic.
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  • In a medium-hot pan pour a little of olive oil and add the bacon, cook for about 5 minutes, then add the beef, garlic, salt and pepper to taste, stir and cook over low heat with the lid on for another 5 minutes.
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  • Once the meat is almost done, add the onion and capsicums, cook until the onion turns transparent, stirring constantly.
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  • Grate the cheese and add it over the meat, turn off the heat and let it gratin with the lid on for a few minutes.
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  • Reheat the tortillas and fill them in with the 'alambre' mixture. Serve it with half lime and your favourite salsa.
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  • ¡Buen provecho!


  • For a vegetarian option, simply replace the beef and bacon for mushrooms and zucchini 
  • You can also replace the beef for your meat of choice, chicken, fish, pork, etc.