Can someone tell me the difference between desebrada and machaca beef?

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Foodbme
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Can someone tell me the difference between desebrada and machaca beef? - Wed, 12/28/11 2:27 AM
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To me, they sound like the same thing. Am I missing something?
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Re:Can someone tell me the difference between desebrada and machaca beef? - Wed, 12/28/11 5:29 AM
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Originally Machaca beef was dried to preserve it, then pounded and shredded like deshebrada.  Carne deshebrada is slow cooked beef then shredded.  I don't think you'll find the real machaca beef in machaca anymore, mostly carne deshebrada, but could be wrong, its been a long time since I had either in the Southwest. 

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Re:Can someone tell me the difference between desebrada and machaca beef? - Tue, 03/19/13 10:39 PM
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I used to work with a guy from michoacan who used beef jerky in his beans, apparently it was the closest thing he could find to machaca.... i've never never had it myself.

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Re:Can someone tell me the difference between desebrada and machaca beef? - Wed, 03/20/13 9:38 AM
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Using Jerky to flavor beans is interesting. I have friends in the premium Jerky business. I'll have to try that...with their Jerky.