Monday, April 5, 2010

Cafe Rio Salad


Cafe Rio Pork Barbacoa

5-6 lb. pork roast
21 oz. Coke
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
7 oz. can chipotle chilies in adobo sauce
6-ish oz. red taco sauce (I used hot)
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Place roast in crock-pot, cover half-way with water and cook on low for 12 hours. After 12 hours, drain pork. Mix remaining ingredients until sugar dissolves.

Creamy Tomatillo Salad Dressing

1 pkg. Ranch dressing mix
3 tomatillos (remove papery skin), rough chop
1 cup mayo
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup (or more) cilantro, rough chop
3 cloves garlic
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp green Tabasco sauce
juice from 1 lime

Dump everything in a blender and blend until smooth.

Assemble your salad with tortilla, cheese, beans, rice, pork, lettuce, pico de gallo, tortilla strips, and dressing.

Haylee's Note:

Who doesn't LOVE Cafe Rio Salad!!? I know I do!! So, here is a way to make it at home!! For the origial recipe click here


Rosalee said...

mmm... I am SO excited to try this! Thanks for posting it!

heidikins said...

Thanks for the linky-love! I hope you got your Cafe Rio fix!