Venezuelan shredded beef is similar to the Cuban dish “Ropa Vieja”. The meat is finely shredded and slow cooked to take on the incredible flavor of onions, tomatoes and other natural seasonings.
A PERFECT MEAT FILLING
Carne Mechada is also often used to stuff arepas (tasty Venezuelan corn biscuits). It is also a yummy filling for empanadas.
THE NATIONAL DISH OF VENEZUELA
Carne Mechada plays a major role in Pabellon Criollo, which is this national dish of Venezuela. This dish is comprised of a large platter full of carne mechada, rice, black beans, and fried plantains.