Barbacoa is an authentic Mexican dish that is traditionally made with lamb or goat, and is slow roasted for several hours in a pit covered with agave leaves. Now this definitely sounds amazing, but let’s be real, who really wants to dig a pit in their backyard just for some barbacoa. I don’t, but if you do, then hats off… just make sure you invite me over.
But this recipe is a lot easier then spending an entire night digging a pit in your backyard. This barbacoa is so tender, so juicy, and so tasty. Once the barbacoa is done, it can be shredded or chopped, and then added to a taco or a taco bowl. Just be sure to top it with some freshly squeezed lime juice, freshly chopped cilantro, diced onion, and your salsa of choice.