Carne seca

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See also carne-seca, a Brazilian dried meat.

Carne seca ("dried meat" in Spanish) is a type of dried beef used in Mexican cuisine.

In northern Mexican cuisine, particularly the states of Chihuahua, Sonora and Nuevo León, carne seca is cooked in a dish called machacado (named machaca in other states), which includes tomatoes, onions, chile verde, and eggs. Sometimes potatoes are included or used in lieu of eggs.

In Arizona, according to Marian Burros of The New York Times, carne seca is a popular meat filling used by Tucson-area Mexican restaurants in enchiladas, chimichangas, and tacos, and is sometimes mixed with eggs.[1]

In New Mexico, the term carne seca in New Mexican cuisine refers to a thinly sliced variant of jerky, the style influenced by Hispano, Navajo, and Pueblo communities resulting in a crispy consistency reminiscent of a potato chip or a cracker.[2]

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  1. ^ Burros, Marian (August 15, 1990). "On the Trail of the Tortilla: All Tracks Lead to Tucson". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "Albuquerque". Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations with Andrew Zimmern. Season 3. Episode 15. Retrieved May 7, 2018.