Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cafe Rio Pork Salad with Crock-pot Pork

YUM! This is definitely a new favorite in the house and a fairly easy Sunday dinner. I went ahead and warmed up a can of black beans and I also buy the tortillas that you have to make at home. They're super soft and taste just like their tortillas. I buy mine at Costco in the frozen food section.

Shredded Pork

5-6 lb pork loin or butt
1 jar of salsa
2-3 cups brown sugar
1/2 can coke (NOT diet)
3 Tbsp molasses
1 Tbsp cumin
1 tsp salt

Place pork in a crock-pot. Cover with brown sugar, salsa, molasses, cumin, salt and coke. Cover and cook until tender and pulls away with a fork. (6-8 hours on high, or 8-10 hors on low).

Cilantro Lime Rice

2 Tbsp butter
1 cup long grain rice
2 cups chicken broth
Juice from 1-2 limes (I only used one and there was plenty of lime flavoring)
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
1/4 tsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste

In a heavy pan, melt butter with rice. Add broth and other ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes. Keep checking on it though other wise it will stick to the pan and burn. Add a little more fresh chopped cilantro.

Creamy Tomatillo Dressing

3 fresh tomatillos
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup fresh cilantro
1/4 tsp cumin
1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 pkg ranch BUTTERMILK dressing
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1/3-1/2 cup buttermilk

Combine all ingredients in blender. Chill for at least one hour.

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