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- Meat slow-cooked over an open fire, characteristic of Latin American cuisine
2004 January 16, Mike Sula, “The Cooking Life”, in Chicago Reader:
- At first Andablo tried to make barbacoa with cow heads, but something about American beef didn't taste right. "
barbacoa f (plural barbacoas)
- meats (traditionally from the inside of a cow's cheek or jaw) or a 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.
- Meat steamed until tender (most common present use).
- English: barbecue