Cafe' Rio Pork and Dressing Recipes

I told all of you that my meal plan for the rest of the month included Cafe' Rio Pork Salad with Cafe' Rio Dressing.  Yummo!  For those of you not living in the West, you are missing out.  Until now!  Here are the recipes to make your own version at home.  I build my salad kinda like they do at Cafe' Rio - lettuce, beans, rice, pork, dressing.  You can also add guacamole, sour cream, pico, salsa, etc.  Seriously, seriously delicious.  I am currently enjoying a tummy full of it.  Enjoy!

Shredded Cafe Rio Pork

3 lbs pork
16 oz. bottle of chunky salsa (use blender so chunks are gone)
1 can Coke or Dr. Pepper
1 cup brown sugar

Place all ingredients in a crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Shred pork with forks. Leave it on low until ready to serve.

Café Rio Dressing Recipe
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning packet
1 cup mayo (light mayo, or plain low fat yogurt)
1 cup cilantro, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
3 tomatillos, peel off paper and chop
1/2 cup buttermilk, to consistency you want
Mix all ingredients together in blender/food processor.


Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Dude, when are you posting pictures from Ava's party??!!

Camille said...

Making this tomorrow using chicken thighs (bone in). Will report! :-)