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How to make Alambres Recipe

Brochetas or Alambres are our Mexican beef kebabs; they are made with a few ingredients that include onion, green pepper, bacon, and beef. They are really easy to prepare and we love to grill them on our small cast iron Hibachi grill. But if you have a gas grill the results are still delicious.
Course Antojitos, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 532kcal
Author Mely Martínez – Mexico in my Kitchen


  • 1 1/2 lb. rib eye cut into about 1-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ medium size white onion cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 green pepper cut into 1-inch cubes.
  • 3 thick slices of bacon cut in 1-inch pieces.
  • 1 red pepper cut into 1-inch cubes.
  • 2 large metal or wooden skewers


  • Place meat in a medium size bowl, season with salt and pepper and toss with the vegetable oil.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high and lightly oil the grates.
  • Now thread the meat and vegetables onto the skewers, following this pattern: Start first with the onion, then green pepper, bacon, meat, red pepper, and onion. Repeat until all the meat has been placed onto the skewers.
  • Place beef skewers on the grill and cook until browned. At least 3 minutes per side. Remove from grill, cover with aluminum foil and let it rest for about 5 minutes before serving.

Serve with warm tortillas, a spicy salsa, and guacamole.


    • If you use the wooden skewers, make sure to soak them in water for at least half an hour to prevent burning the edges or just cover the edges with aluminum foil.


    Serving: 6oz | Calories: 532kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 269mg | Potassium: 644mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1065IU | Vitamin C: 62.9mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 3.3mg