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  1. barbacoa(Noun)

    Meat slow-cooked over an open fire, characteristic of Latin American cuisine

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  1. Barbacoa

    Barbacoa is a form of cooking meat that originated in the Caribbean with the Taíno people, from which the term “barbecue” derives. In contemporary Mexico, it generally refers to meats or whole sheep slow-cooked over an open fire, or more traditionally, in a hole dug in the ground covered with maguey leaves, although the interpretation is loose, and in the present day may refer to meat steamed until tender.


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