Monday, August 30, 2010

Cafe Rio Salads

Cafe Rio Salads/Burritos

2 1/2 lbs Pork Tender thawed (roast style)
***I am not a pork fan so I use 2 to 3 lbs of Chicken breasts instead depending on how many I am feeding. but follow everything else***

1 1/2 C brown sugar with
1 1/2 C salsa (I like to use a fresh salsa out of the deli or veggie area and not a bottled one. I think they taste better)
1 can coke
(just do equal parts of brown sugar & salsa - how ever much you think you need/want)
Put pork in Crock-Pot and pour mixture over it. Cook it on low for 7 hrs (or until meat is cooked). Shred pork and cook an additional 30 min minimum. The pork will absorb all the juices.

Cafe Rio Rice
3 cups rice
6 cups water
4 tsp. chicken bouillon
1 Tbs. butter
1/2 onion chopped
4 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 can diced green chilies
1/2 tsp. salt
Saute onion and garlic with the butter until the onion is soft. Add the rice and water and all other ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid, and simmer for about 15-20 minutes.

Creamy Cilantro Tomatillo Salad Dressing
1 package dry Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
1 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 cup cilantro
2 cloves garlic ( I use extra garlic usually cause we like garlic)
3 tomatillos (skin off)
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Put all ingredients into a blender. Chill before serving and it will thicken.

For those of you that haven't had a Cafe Rio Salad.......Serve in a bowl with warm tortilla. Layer rice, beans, pork, romaine lettuce, crushed tortilla chips, and dressing.

1 comment:

Meg said...

Yep, you were right. These are better than anything and Nate and I couldn't tell a difference between yours and Cafe Rio. YUM. Thanks for sharing!