Perhaps Tim and I are pantywaists, but I made this recipe tonight, Leftovers: Barbacoa, and our mouths are STILL on fire. I super appreciate Juli posting recipes free on her blog, so I’m hesitant to express any dissatisfaction, but holy hell! This barbacoa was SOOOO spicy. AND. AND. I used an extra pound of meat, above what was called for in the recipe!
I should have remembered that Juli likes her food spicy. I made something else from her, and Tim and I had to cut it down with several extra cans of tomatoes to tame it down. I think if I cut down the spices by at least half, it would still be plenty spicy.
We now have about 3 lbs of ultra-spicy barbacoa marinating in fridge. I’m hoping that overnight the flavors will mellow, and it will be all kinds of delicious in the morning. Tim and I are trying to save about $300/month out of our food budget, so we can’t afford to NOT eat this.
Tonight we ate it over baked sweet potatoes. I think we’re going to try it with eggs and then maybe over spaghetti squash. Wish us luck!