11.05.2009

Cafe Rio Pork and Tomatillo Ranch Dressing

This is one of my most prized recipes. If you crave Cafe Rio like I do, then you will fall in love with this recipe head over heels. I know a lot of people claim that they have the Cafe Rio's pork recipe, but I doooo!!! Try this and you will know for yourself and impress your friends and families. It is super easy. I'm not an "over the top" cook with exotic ingredients and mounds of time spent slaving over a hot stove. I am busy, busy, busy just like you are with your darling family so I try to be as quick and efficient in everything I do to really juice life. Really. the only thing I do over the top is photography, then I am a real nut!!

4 lb. premium boneless pork roast
5 (6 oz.) cans tomato sauce
4 cups Dr. Pepper
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 tablespoon cumin
3 teaspoons bottled garlic

Combine tomato sauce, Dr. Pepper, sugar, molasses, garlic, and cumin in bowl. Put pork roast in crock pot or large stock pot and pour sauce over top. Bring to a rolling simmer. Cook on medium low heat for 6 hours in a steady simmer. Shred pork with fork while still in pan and sauce and cook for one hour more. Serve with refrigerated tortillas that you cook in a non-stick dry skillet, turning once when starts to bubble and brown on side. Top with cilantro, tomatoes, lettuce, black beans, tortilla strips, and tomatillo dressing.

Creamy Tomatillo Dressing

3 tomatillos, husked, washed and cut into quarters (tomatillos are found in the produce section of your grocer. They look like green tomatoes with a thin paper wrapping or husk)
1  package buttermilk ranch dressing mix
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup fresh cilantro, washed
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 cloves of garlic or 1 teaspoon bottled garlic
juice of one lime
3 tablespoons sugar
3 drops Tabasco sauce
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin

Combine all ingredients in blender and puree. Refrigerate one hour. You will absolutely want to drink this! But don't! There are things that make the world go around and tomatillo dressing is one of them!!

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to try this! Yum! Thanks for sharing!

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