Top Rated Barbacoa Recipes

Made by popular New Orleans restaurant, Toups' Meatery, this cocktail recipe is perfect to enjoy along with some delicious Cajun and Creole food. This cocktail made with the flavors of tequila combined with barbacoa spiced grapefruit syrup.Recipe courtesy of Toups' Meatery
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Slow-Cooked Pork Barbacoa
When I worked at TWO Urban Licks in Atlanta, most of the crew was Hispanic. Every Saturday, one of the cooks would bring in barbacoa tacos he bought from a guy named Manuel out on Buford Highway. Manuel sold these barbecued goat tacos right out of his apartment with a soccer game on in the background and his family milling about. This kind of Mexican barbecue isn’t smoky. It tastes more steamed because the meat is cooked in a pit in the ground. Everyone knows Mexican tacos can be dry, but Manuel’s were moist and juicy, with spices like clove, allspice, and cinnamon along with hot peppers. I loved them. I’ve stayed true to Manuel’s flavors here, but I use pork instead of goat, wrap it up in foil, and then bake it until it’s tender enough to shred. If you have a pit in your backyard, have at it. But the foil-and-oven method works great. The meat is delicious in tacos. — Kevin Gillespie, author of Pure Pork Awesomeness.
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Barbacoa beef nachos with a chipotle lime cream sauce
This recipe makes a generous portion of beef, which is also delicious wrapped in soft corn or flour tortillas with a garnish of onions and cilantro.This recipe by Melissa Elsmo originally appeared in The Pioneer Press and Chicago Tribune.
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