9.04.2008

Cafe Rio Salad (or as close as it can get)

We LOVE this recipe!! I haven't used it in Grenada yet, so let me know if you can't find some of these ingredients, but it's soooooo delicious! Hopefully it will help with your Cafe Rio with drawls :)

Cafe Rio Pork Simplified
3/4 lb pork shoulder
1 bottle taco sauce (Pace Mild Taco Sauce 3/4 bottle)
1 T cumin
1 C brown sugar
1 can Coke
salt and pepper to taste

Put roast in crock pot in enough water to cover and cook on low overnight.  In the morning, shred the meat with a fork.  Put back in the crock pot and add additional ingredients.  Cook at least one more hour.
Can serve as burrito or salad.  
Additional fixings: shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole, cilantro, chopped tomatoes, green onions, black olives.

Lime Rice
1 C rice
2 C chicken broth
juice of 1 lime
chopped cilantro

Brown the rice in butter.  Add chicken broth to cook.  Stir in lime juice and cilantro.

Ranch Tomatillo Dressing
1 pkt Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
1 C buttermilk
1 C mayo
1-2 tomatillos
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 t lime juice
1/2-1 bunch cilantro, chopped
Mix together and refrigerate.

For the "cafe rio" salad just mix all recipe's together with the black bean and corn salad (below) and lettuce. Voila! Hope you enjoy as much as I do!

3 comments:

Casey said...

GAAASSPPPP!! I am too excited to say anything.

Justin & Ashlee said...

I have tried this recipe (the sweet pork) and it is so good. It is really close to Cafe Rio's and is worth making!

Ben and Tanelle said...

anyone found tomatillos?