Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cafe Rio Please :)

Thanks to Esther Murdoch for making some delicious Cafe Rio style pork and dressing and letting us sample some.  Good eats, good friends, good talks....don't you wish you woulda come!?!?  Enjoy trying these recipes!


4-6 lb pork roast
2 cup brown sugar
16 oz. salsa
1 can of coke
*optional ingredients: 1 tsp dry mustard, 1 tsp cumin, and 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Cook in crockpot on low for 4-6 hours. Shred and place back in juice in crockpot for about an hour before serving.

Cilantro Lime Rice:

3 c. water
3 c. rice
4 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp butter
3/4 tsp salt
4 tsp chicken boullion granules
lime juice
put next ingredients into a blender: 1/2 bunch of cilantro, 1 can green chilies, 1/2 onion
Bring water to a boil and add all ingredients. Simmer for 30 mins.

Tomatillo Dressing: 

3/4 c. buttermilk
1 can green chilies
1/2 c. cilantro
1 tomatillo
1/2 tsp lime juice
dash of cayenne pepper
1 c. Mayonnnaise
1 clove garlic
1/2 jalepeno (you can used canned ones)
1 tsp salt
dash of Tabasco (optional)
1 pkg ranch mix
Combine in a blender and mix until smooth.

You can eat this several ways: pile the meat onto the rice and add dressing,  eat it on a tortilla shell, add additional toppings like lettuce, black beans cheese, whatever else you think sounds good with this.  Yum, YUM!

p.s.  the pictures were taking from other people's blogs and don't represent the yummyness we had today, but you can get an idea of how it all looks :)

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