Carne mechada is a typical Venezuelan dish. It’s usually served with white rice and black beans, a combination known as pabellón criollo. Carne mechada is a dish that’s full of flavor and one that can be enjoyed on its own; it can also be used as the juicy filling for empanadas, arepas and even quesadillas. It’s super easy to make if you do it in the slow cooker and it’s perfect for those days when you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the hot kitchen. The best thing about carne mechada, in addition to its incredible flavor, is that it goes a long way and is perfect for family gatherings during the weekend.