Monday, October 26, 2009

In the Kitchen: Cafe Rio Salad

I have had quite a few people ask for this recipe. And I've never gotten around to posting it. (Sorry it took me so long Brett!) This really is one of my very favorite meals! I made it this past week on Thursday for a group of ladies I had over for lunch. And it was marvelous! :) I don't have a picture of it.... but here is the recipe

Cafe Rio Salad:

Put in your crockpot:
3-4 pound Pork Roast
1 cup Pace Picante Sauce
1 cup Brown Sugar
Cook it until you can shred it with a fork.
(For a frozen roast about 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high)
Cook some rice with zest from 1 lime.
Blend and chill:
1 1/3 cup light sour cream (I use 500ml of sour cream)
3/4 cup mayo
1 bunch of cilantro
1 package Ranch Dressing (you know that powdered stuff)
4 Tbsp Safeway Salsa Verde
1-2 cloves of garlic
1/8 tsp Tabasco (I always leave this out so my kids will eat it)
Juice of 1 lime
Add milk if too thick
Guacamole: Use your favorite recipe or
2 mashed avocados
2 Tbsp lime or lemon juice
1 diced tomato
add to taste: hot sauce, garlic powder & cayenne pepper

To eat it pile it in this like a taco on your plate:
Black Beans
Shredded Pork
Romaine Lettuce
Diced Tomatoes
Corn Chips (Optional)
**Eat it like a salad, breaking off tortilla as you go or wrap the whole thing like a burrito (that's what we do)**

and here is a random photo from last weekend!
Some people think that this time of year is ugly around here. I completely disagree! I LOVE the yellowness of this season!! Love the hay bails in the fields. Love the crisp blue sky. I think it's beautiful!!!

MSBH Challenge 23 (Herb Baking Powder Biscuits), 24 (Fudgy Chocolate Brownies)


scrapwordsmom said...

Oh BLESS YOU!! This is our FAVORITE place to eat when we are in Utah and since that only happens once a year we are left with just memories...I'm making this one this week!!! Thanks!!!

nichole said...

I was hoping you would post the recipe since you described it last week.

Connie Nichol said...

oh yummy!!!!!!!!!

LindsayB said...

i don't mind the yellow, it's the overwhelming BROWN that comes on so soon i do not appreciate. hehe. i'm craving some mexi right now!

Heather M. said...

that looks soooooo good! i'm totally making that!

and i love this time of year - the light is so magical and makes everything glow!

Jacklyn said...

Far be it from me to tell rhonda how to cook but when I make the cafe rio meat I cook the pork for a couple of hours then drain all the dripping stuff off and then add the b-sugar and Dr.P and what not. I also add some corn starch and it makes it a bit thicker. I feel dumb cause I know your a wayyyy better cook than me but I like recipe sharing and that has worked for me!

Alysha said...

absolultely LOVE that recipe!! it's delicious!