One of our friends is famous for her Carne Seca; she doesn't dare have a party without including it. The name means "dry meat", although in this recipe is certainly is not dry. The dish is also known as ropa vieja (old clothes) since is does rather look like a pile of rags. Whatever you call it, it makes a marvelous hors' d'oeuvre when served with flour tortillas. Any inexpensive cut of beef may be substituted for chuck in this recipe; brisket or London broil, for example. Carne Seca must be started at least 2 days before you plan to serve it but a lot of it is unattended cooking. The recipe makes plenty when served as hors d'oeuvres and there'll undoubtedly be leftovers. Do notice the variation for Apache Burros at the end. As Martha would say, "they're a good thing".