Looking for a fun project this weekend? I recommend you go to your nearest Fiesta Supermarket, buy yourself a cow head and make some delicious barbacoa.
You'll need a large barbecue unit--like a barrel smoker, a big aluminum roasting pan, and a whole lot of patience. The complete recipe for "Backyard Barbacoa" will be appearing in my new book "The Tex-Mex Grill" scheduled for release in the Spring of 2010. Meanwhile, here's a video that will give you the broad strokes.
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Pictures from the aftermath are below...