Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pulled Pork (Cafe Rio Style)



This is a family favorite. My kids ask for this all the time. The great thing is that unless you're feeding company, it is good for a couple of meals and a lunch here and there. Don't forget the green sauce--it makes it! Don't skimp on the cooking time. It doesn't take long to do the preliminary steps and it so so tender and delicious. You'll love it!

6lb Pork Roast: Put in Crock Pot and cover halfway up with water. Cook it overnight. Discard Water (or pour over your dog's food). Shred.

In separate bowl mix a 12oz can of salsa, 1 can caffiene-free Coke, and 2 cups brown sugar. Pour over meat. Cook an additional 3 or 4 hours.

Eat on a tortilla or in a taco. You can add rice, black beans, cheese, whatever you'd put on a regular taco or burrito.

Top with this delicious sauce (or pour a giant puddle on your plate and dip each bite like I do.)

In bowl combine
1 Buttermilk Ranch Mix packet.
2 cups mayo
1 cup milk
1 cup sour cream

In a blender combine
2 tomatillos (I use canned and then freeze the rest for the next time I make this)
1 jalapeno, seeded (I use canned and then freeze the rest for the next time I make this)
1/2 - 1 bunch cilantro, washed
1 Tbs lime juice (lemon juice will work in a pinch)
1 clove garlic, crushed

Mix everything together and enjoy on your pork. Delicious!

1 comment:

Nicole *Ü* said...

I think I must be the only person on the planet who doesn't like Cafe Rio's pork. LOL I do, however, love that dressing!! For the baby blessing earlier this year, I did chili verde, Cafe Rio rice, salad, Costco fresh tortillas, and Cafe Rio dressing. Yum!! The dressing makes it all!! I need to try your pork. I did change my mind about In and Out Burger, so maybe I will about Cafe rio pork. ;)