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What is Mexican Barbacoa?
“Barbacoa” (Spanish) translates to “barbecue” in English. 🙂 Americans think of barbecue as a method of cooking that involves either smoking, grilling, or roasting. However, in Mexico barbacoa refers to a cooking method that involves steaming or slow cooking over an open fire until the meat is fall apart tender.
In Central Mexico, barbacoa very often involves meat such as goat, lamb or mutton, cooked in an underground oven which has been dug into the ground. There is a great article from The Spruce Eats which goes into much more detail about Mexican barbacoa which I highly recommend reading!…