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Chuzos de Carne served with curtido on a white platter.
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Chuzos de Carne

Chuzos de Carne (Beef Kabobs) are a delicious Columbian food marinated in delicious Latin spices, wine, beer and garlic.  This is a must make recipe!

Prep Time4 hrs
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Columbian
Servings: 5
Calories: 576kcal
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More


  • 2 pounds beef cut thinly or into one inch chunks
  • 6 garlic cloves peeled
  • ¼ cup beer
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp red wine
  • 1 tsp achiote powder
  • salt to taste


  • Thinly cut beef, or cut into one inch chunks, set aside in a bowl or ziploc bag.

  • Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
    Pour the marinade over beef and marinade for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight.

  • Skewer beef onto wooden or metal skewers.

    Note:  Soak wooden skewers in water for 20, 30 minutes to help skewers from burning....not a necessity but certainly helps depending on your heat source!


  • Here you have two options:
    You can grill on a gas grill, on a charcoal grill using briquettes or my absolute favorite....lump charcoal.

  • Cook Chuzos for 7 minutes on one side, flip over and cook for another 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Serve on its own or with salsas linked in post and/with/or curtido.....also in post.


Serving: 5g | Calories: 576kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 4mg