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One-Pan Cinco De Mayo Mia Levert3

One Pan Cinco De Mayo

Mia Estolano-Levert
It’s Cinco De Mayo! It is definitely time to celebrate this Mexican tradition with this easy dish of meat, vegetables, and cheese in a skillet.  Now, I’m excited to share my first Mexican-inspired dish with you, One Pan Cinco De Mayo. To enjoy this Mexican-inspired dish, sprinkle immensely with Oaxacan cheese until it melts. Serve with tortillas, salsa, and lime.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 312 kcal


  • cast iron or skillet


  • Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 cups multicolor mini bell pepper cut into thin strips 12 mini bell peppers
  • 1 cup Vidalia Onion cut into thin strips or any sweet onions
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • Queso Oaxaca or Mozarella cheese
  • Serving:
  • Corn or flour tortilla
  • 1 lime
  • salsa


  • Marinate the beef with soy sauce, chili powder, lime, and garlic.
  • Chop the veggies. Heat the cast iron or skillet.
  • Saute onions and bell peppers until it softens. Then add garlic.
  • Add beef and cumin. Toss until beef is cooked.
  • Adjust taste with salt and pepper.
  • Add torn Oaxaca cheese. Cover to let it melt. Turn off heat.
  • Meanwhile, warm up tortillas.
  • Serve with salsa and lime.


Traditional Alambres de Res uses steak. Please refer to this link for the more traditional take on the dish.
If using bacon, rendering the fat should be the first cooking step, then proceed with Step 3.
You can replace beef with shrimp and bell peppers with zucchini. Zucchini has a lot of moisture, so make sure to sear it well. Also, cook shrimp and veggies separately. Toss together when it's time to melt the cheese.
Nutritional value doesn't include corn tortillas and salsa.
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