Sunday, May 8, 2016

Tacos de Alambre: beef, bacon, cheese and...peppers!

Tacos de alambre recipe

 This quick recipe for Tacos de Alambre can be prepared over the stove or on your grill using a heavy skillet. Top Sirloin mixed with bacon, onion, green and red bell peppers, all topped with melted cheese make such a perfect combination that there is no way you’re not going to like these tacos. The best part is that you can adapt the recipe to your personal choice of meat; some people use chicken or even shrimp to make these tacos, and the results are still absolutely delicious.


The name “tacos de alambre” is given because the ingredients are almost the same as the ones we use to cook our Beef kabobs (Alambres), just that instead of making them using the skewers, we cook them on a skillet. These tacos are popular in Mexico City and central states of the country.
Tacos de alambre recipe


 To prepare them today (and just for the fun of testing), I decided to make these tacos on my new LE CREUSET sizzle platter over our charcoal grill. Oh, boy! They were cooked in a matter of a few minutes! However, you can cook these tacos on your stove as well. And guess what? LE CREUSET is offering one of these beautiful sizzle platters as a gift to one lucky reader of Mexico in my Kitchen! That way you can prepare this same dish or any of your personal recipes on it.  Read instructions bellow to enter.

SERVES 4

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 pound Top Sirloin steak, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ Lime
  • 6 oz. of bacon, cut in ½-in pieces (6 slices)
  • 1-¼ cup white onion, chopped (about ½ medium size onion)
  • 1-¼ cup red and green peppers, chopped. *
  • 6 oz. Oaxaca or Muenster cheese.**
  • 12 medium size corn tortillas or 8 medium size flour tortillas


To serve, use a spicy salsa of your choice, like greenavocado tomatillo salsa or red taqueria salsa.

NOTES:
  • * They are usually made with green bell pepper only. 
  • **If you have a hard time finding Oaxaca or Muenster cheese, use any other type of melting cheese. Muenster is my first choice of cheese to substitute the Oaxaca cheese when I can’t find it, but you can use Mozzarella or Monterrey Jack.


DIRECTIONS:
1. Place chopped meat in a bowl. Squeeze the lime juice over the meat and season with salt and pepper.  Set aside.
Tacos de alambre recipe 

2. Place skillet over medium high heat. Once the skillet is really hot, start cooking the bacon.  Cook for about 4 minutes, or until the bacon has started to release its fat and turning light brown around the edges. At this point, you can remove some of the fat if you want.

3. Add the steak to the skillet with the bacon and cook, about 6 minutes. Now, stir in the chopped onion and peppers. Keep cooking for about 3-4 minutes. Cook longer if you like the onion and peppers more tenderly cooked.

Tacos de alambre recipe
4. Finally, place the cheese all over the meat and wait until it starts melting.  Remove skillet from heat and place a lid. Warm the tortillas and serve in tacos.

Provecho!
Mely

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. 

To enter the giveaway for one LE CREUSET Sizzle Platter, please leave a comment mentioning the dish you would love to cook using this platter. And you can choose your favorite color. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 11th on our Facebook page. And please, share with your Facebook friends this post! 

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTCS:

Superior heat retention capabilities, Versatile flat surface is perfect for searing meat, fish and veggies, Size:  12 ¼”, Color assortment:  Soleil, Flame, Palm, Caribbean, Marseille & Cherry, Regular Price: $ 140.00



WINNER IS ENTRY # 10 ARQUEROBUENO







67 comments :

  1. Hot Hot pan and fajitas is all I can think of!

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  2. I would use it to make homemade flour tortillas! I'm still trying to perfect them. I've gotten the shape down but mine are still a little thicker than I'd like.

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  3. I would use to make pescado a la veracruzana 😘😘😘

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  4. Love to make my favorite sizzling grilled shrimp fajitas on this wonderful cast iron pan!

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  5. Omg would totally need to second Rebecca and would do fajitas or salmon tacos with mango!
    Besos!

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  6. Omg would totally need to second Rebecca and would do fajitas or salmon tacos with mango!
    Besos

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  7. Love making sizzling grilled shrimp fajitas on this wonderful cast iron pan!

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  8. I would do a full day of cooking with this sizzle platter! I would start the day with some pancakes, have some quesadillas for lunch and, to close the day, fajitas de pollo!

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  9. I would serve an appetizing selection of grilled meats for tacos (dividing chicken, beef, and pork) and cleverly decorate it with garnishes such as onions, cilantro, and chiles. Yum!

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  10. I would love to grill/sizzle up some beef marinated in a citrusy mix with peppers, onions, pepitas, pine nuts and serve it in a lightly grilled corn tortilla topped with guacamole, shredded cheese and cilantro.

    Oh I have made myself so hungry for Mexican food now!! Love this new Le Creuset!! <3

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  11. I would love to make this dish you have the recipe here for, Tacos de Alambre!!!

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  12. Fajitas! can you believe I had never cooked fajitas at home? so that would be my choice.

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  13. It's the sense of what family is at the dinner table. It was the joy of knowing mother was in the kitchen making our favorite dish. I wish more people would do this and recall the joy of life.
    tell game stop

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  14. I would like to try this recipe posted above on a new sizzle platter! I love to try new and exciting recipes...gotta keep the esposo happy! ��

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  15. I would like to try this recipe posted above on a new sizzle platter! I love to try new and exciting recipes...gotta keep the esposo happy! ��
    Reposting! Can't see my name.

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  16. I would make some choriquezo with homemade flour tortillas.

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  17. I would like to use this platter to sear up some nice, marinated flank steaks, topped with a chimichurri sauce. Perfect dish for the upcoming summer months!

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  18. Fajitas and also homemade tortillas :)

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  19. I would get my friends recipe for Carne Asada with fresh vegetables. She makes it so good!

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  20. I would like to make my tripe and epazote tacos on my LE CREUSET Sizzle Platter

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  21. I would buy fresh onions and peppers and fresh shrimp to saute and serve with cilantro rice and flour tortillas warmed on the griddle.

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  22. I would love to make my kids carne asada tacos or shrimp tacos. With smothered onions and chiles. Making them delicious meals is important to me...the way to there hearts.

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  23. First of all let me say that this recipe you have showed us sounds Amazing! Looking forward to trying it. I would like to use that nice platter for making chorizo topped chicken. choripollo. Yum! Happy Mother's Day!

    Diane M.

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  24. I would love to make the recipe above...it sounds delicious !!

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  25. Would love to try the tacos de alambre in this pan, of course!

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  26. I didn't know what else to make on a Sizzle Platter except Fajitas so I looked up some recipes and the first thing I would make is Sizzling Shrimp.

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  27. Steak fajitas! one of my favorite dishes;)

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  28. I would love to cook some steak fajitas on that le creusete ;)

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  29. I would try fajitas for the first use of this great pan!

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  30. Definitely steak or chicken fajitas!

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  31. Oh my goodness! This sounds delicious, Mely!

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  32. I would love to make Tinga de pollo or maybe even mojella de rez...My mouth is watering just thinking about it...And I would love to make carne asada de diezmio...

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  33. Pancakes! Pancakes! Pancakes! Just being honest...

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  34. I would love to use it for steak and veggie fajitas.

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  35. Steak fajitas for sure ...but wow, your recipe looks so good! I am going to have to try it.

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  36. I'd love to make shrimp on this pan...and I'd love to try your recipe, too!

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  37. Thanks for a great give away. The first thing that came to mind was to sear some skirt steak for tacos, but truly I'd love to make yor recipe for tacos de alambre in this pan. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  38. I can use a Le Creuset in my kitchen ! The first dish I would make will be Fajitas & serve it on the platter family style. This platter will be used to make Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner recipes. Good job on the design ! Chileman

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  39. I would like to sizzle fry chicken and veggies (pasilla peppers, white onions with tri colored bell peppers) and when they are done take them off the platter and refry homemade pinto beans. Like my mom would do! Happy Mother's Day memory

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  40. Some shrimp w warm tortillas. A big juicy steak too w some sautéed mushrooms and onions over it.

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  41. I would love to sizzle sauté. chicken, pasilla chiles and white onions. Than when they are done take them off and refry some homemade pinto beans. Happy Mother's Day memory of my mom cooking!

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  42. I would make quesadillas, since my children can't get enough of them.

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  43. These pictures make that dish look incredible! I've never been much of a chef, but these pictures make me wish that I was! I think I'm going to pick up some sirloin and bacon like you suggest next time I go to the store, and see if I can make a dish like this. Thanks so much for sharing! I'm so excited to give this dish a try.

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  44. Sizzling Fajitas seems like the obvious choice, but I'd love to cook other stuff on it often.

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  45. I would make e choriqueso with home made flout tortillas

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  46. Love this pan! I want one so bad! I would seer skirt steaks on it for tacos. Yummy!

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  47. I'm with everyone who said fajitas!!! Especially shrimp which are my faves!!!!

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  48. Mocojete! My favorite restaurant serves been, Chicken, and shrimp with peppers and onions and zucchini, covered in cheese......almost sinfully good!

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  49. Oh! I forgot to mention what I would make. It would be a stir-fry with fresh mushrooms that I find outside out home. I like to serve this with Jasmine rice and shoyu.

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  50. Kristin G
    Marleykristin@hotmail.com

    I would love to make some chicken on this. I would also try cooking veggies on it.

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  51. Oh it looks so awesome! I would love to make fajitas on it but also try new recipes as well. The cherry color looks gorgeous!

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  52. I would make a dessert, like an apple tarte tatin or platanos machos foster...

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  53. Let's see, what CAN'T I make on this beautiful sizzler by Le Creuset!!! Love it!

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  54. I think everything under the sun!!! Beautiful Le Creuset!

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  55. My kids would get a kick out of me serving a smoking platter of steak fajitas!
    jlammers002 at woh dot rr dot com

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  56. The first thing that came to mind was homemade tortillas!

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  57. I would cook Sauteed Beef Medallions with pearl onions and chilies in a red wine sauce...mmmm Cherry color would be the perfect match to my collection

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  58. I would cook Sauteed Beef Medallions with pearl onions and chilies in a red wine sauce...mmmm Cherry color would be the perfect match to my collection

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  59. I would make the recipe you are featuring - Tacos de Alambre! They looks yummy.

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  60. We make deer, duck or goose tacos using a very similar recipe. Now I want to try your recipe with steak! That's some of the things I would like to cook with this. It would also be great for morning scrambles.
    I really like the cherry color.
    Thank you for offering this giveaway.

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  61. Oh, I hope I'm not too late...
    I would use it to make flat bread and pizza.
    Saludos!

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