This low carb alambre skillet cheese dip is has got it all: steak, peppers, onions, cheese and yes even bacon! A fun low carb appetizer to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
So we are celebrating easy Cinco de Mayo recipes today on Sunday Supper! What fun, huh. I came to the party a little late so I wasn’t sure what to make. And then I remembered a dish I order often at our local Mexican restaurant, alambre. It’s a mixture of grilled bacon, onions, peppers and steak and then topped with melted cheese. It is oh so delicious, so I wanted to make that dish, but make it more of a dip. Today I bring you my alambre skillet cheese dip. It is sinful but it really tasty!
I love anything you can make in a cast iron skillet. Usually I make regular dinners like my Asian chicken dinner, but I’ve never made an appetizer nor a dessert. I’m working up my nerve to try a skillet dessert. I even bought these cute little 3.5″ cast iron skillets at Target for the distinct purpose of making a dessert. One day….
This is not a difficult dish and you only use the skillet to make it. You start by browning the bacon and then taking it out. Using some of the bacon grease you saute the onions, peppers and steak until the steak is browned. Then you add in some cream cheese and Mexican cheese along with the cooked bacon and mix until the cheese is melted. Lastly you pop it in the oven for 10-15 minutes and you are done.
Alambre Skillet Cheese Dip
You can top this with some chopped tomatoes, avocados or cilantro if you wish. Even a squeeze of lime on top would be nice. I was too impatient and dug right in. I hope you enjoy this appetizer for Cinco de Mayo. Thank you Shelby from Grumpy’s Honeybunch for hosting this week and please scroll down to see some more great recipes! The nutrition for 1 serving (based on 8 servings) is:
301 cals / 24.4g fat / 5.3g carbs / 0.7g fiber / 15.9g protein = 4.6g net carbs
Alambre Skillet Cheese Dip
- ¾ lb steak
- 8 oz bacon chopped
- 1 medium onion thinly sliced
- 2 bell peppers chopped (I used green, red, yellow and orange)
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 ½ shredded cheese Mexican cheese blend
Preheat oven to 400 degree F.
In a large cast iron or oven proof skillet, brown your bacon and then take it out and set aside.
Pour out excess grease but leave a bit to saute the onions for a couple minutes.
Then add in your peppers and steak and saute until the steak is browned.
Add in the cream cheese, bacon and 1 cup of the Mexican cheese and mix well until melted.
Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and bake for 10-15 minutes or lightly browned on top.
Serve with tortilla chips.
Add chopped avocados, tomatoes, cilantro or even a squeeze of lime if you wish.