June 14, 2009

Like Cafe' Rio Pork Salad

Pork Barbacoa

6 lbs. pork
1 16-oz bottle of salsa
1 can Coke (regular not diet)
2 cups brown sugar
Place pork in crock pot and fill it ½ way up the pork with water.
Cook on High for 6 hours.
Drain off water. Cut pork in thirds.
Mix together sauce ingredients and put on top of pork. Cook an additional 3 hours on High. Shred pork with forks. Leave it on Low until ready to serve.

Cilantro-lime Rice

1 c. uncooked rice (long-grain, white rice)
1 tsp. butter or margarine
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
1 can (15 oz) chicken broth
1 cup water
1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tsp. sugar
3 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro

In a saucepan combine rice, butter, garlic, 1 tsp. lime, chicken broth and water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook on low 15-20 minutes, until rice is tender. Remove from heat. In a small bowl combine lime juice, sugar and cilantro. Pour over hot cooked rice and mix in as you fluff the rice.

Creamy Tomatilla Salad Dressing

1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch Buttermilk Dressing
3 T. Salsa verde
1/2 tsp. Tabasco
1/2 bunch Cilantro
2 cloves of Garlic
3/4 C. Mayo
3/4 C. Sour Cream
juice of 1 Lime
milk to thin

Blend all ingredients in the blender. Refrigerate.

Trimmings for the Salad:
Tortillas, romaine lettuce, black beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, cheese, sour cream, tortilla strips