Saturday, February 22, 2014

So...Cafe Rio Pork

If you love Café Rio as much as I do, than you will want to have these recipes on hand.
They are wonderful.

Cafe Rio Pulled Pork
3 lb pork roast
1 c Worcestershire sauce
1 t dried oregano
1 t ginger
1 t salt
1 t chili powder
1 t garlic powder
2 T minced dried onion
1 c brown sugar
1 can red enchilada sauce
Put roast in crock pot. In a small bowl, mix all remaining ingredients except brown sugar and enchilada sauce. Pour mixture over roast and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Remove roast and shred. Discard cooking liquid and return shredded meat to crock pot. Combine brown sugar and enchilada sauce. Pour over meat and simmer until ready to serve (about 1 hour.)
::for freezer meal::put roast, Worcestershire sauce, and spices in gallon Ziploc freezer bag.  put brown sugar and enchilada sauce in another gallon (or quart) Ziploc freezer bag.  place both bags inside another bag, and freeze.  to cook, thaw, then follow directions as shown above.
This pork is delicious!
I love to make all the fix-ins for salads and/or burritos (rice, beans, lettuce, salsa, avocado, cilantro, lime, tortillas), but it can also be served just over rice with veggies, or in a sandwich.  So delish!
Here are some other favorite recipes that I make along side:
Cilantro Lime Rice
1 c uncooked white rice
1 t butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 t grated lime peel (zest)
1 (15 oz) can chicken broth
1/4 c water
2 T freshly squeezed lime juice
2 t sugar
3 T freshly chopped cilantro
In a saucepan, combine rice, butter, garlic, lime zest, chicken broth, and water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook 15 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from heat. In a small bowl, combine lime juice, sugar, and cilantro. Pour over hot cooked rice. Serve warm.
Café Rio Tomatillo Dressing
5 tomatillos, peeled, washed, quartered
1 pkg buttermilk Ranch dressing mix
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
1 cup mayo
1/8 tsp garlic salt
1/8 tsp chili powder
1 tsp brown sugar
5 large pieces bottled jalapenos
1 T jalapeno juice
juice of 1/2 fresh lime
Combine all ingredients in blender.  Keep refrigerated.
Tortilla Strips
corn tortillas, taco size
cooking spray
Cut tortillas into thin strips (I use a pizza cutter).  Spread evenly on cookie sheet.  Spray strips with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt.  Bake at 450 degrees until crispy, approximately 10 minutes.
Not necessarily cheaper or easier than just buying a salad at Café Rio, but it makes a lot so you can keep eating it until your heart in content :)  One of my Girls' Night favorites. may also like::
Thanks for stopping by!

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