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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cafe Rio recipe

Alright peeps. Here is the recipe for the sweet pork Cafe Rio salad, which you could also turn into a sweet pork burrito with uncooked tortillas, which I highly recommend. Jake and I were able to find uncooked tortillas at Walmart but they are a little bit smaller than the ones at Costco. There is also a recipe for the Cafe Rio chicken if you are not a sweet pork lover, which seriously....who wouldn't be.

Chili Beans
4-6 cans of black or pinto beans
1 can diced chilies
1 1/2 c. green enchilada sauce
Place all ingredients in a saucepan and cook until flavors are mixed.
(I also added some chopped garlic which I thought tasted good with it)

Cilantro-Lime Rice
1 c. rice
1 tbs. oil
1/3 bunch of cilantro
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 chopped onion
2 c. water (or chicken broth - leave out bouillon cubes)
2 bullion cubes
zest of 1 lime
Brown onion & rice in oil in skillet. In blender, place water/stock, bouillon, cilantro, lime zest and salt..blend thoroughly. Add mixture to rice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. When rice is cooked, fluff with fork and add the juice of 1 lime.

Cafe Rio Chicken (makes a ton)(I've never made this one but I've tasted it and it's good)
5 lbs chicken (breasts)
2 Tbs. Cumin
2 small bottles of zesty Italian dressing
6 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 Tbs. Chili powder
Combine all and cook on low all day in crock-pot. Then shred and serve.

Cafe Rio Pork
3 lbs Pork Roast
Cook on low in crock-pot with some water for 3-4 hours or until pork is done. Drain the water, shred pork and add:
1 can Coca Cola, Pepsi or Dr. Pepper (I use coke, and did a little bit more than 1 can)
1/4 c. BBQ Sauce
1 c. Brown Sugar
1 c. White sugar
1 can mild green chillies
1 c. salsa
1 tsp. Garlic Salt
Mix into shredded pork and cook on low for another hour.

Spicy Tomatillo Ranch Dressing
1 Hidden Valley Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Packet
2 Tomatillos (peel off loose skin)
1 clove garlic
1/2-1 small jalapeno pepper (to your taste, if you don't like it spicy then don't add them)
2 c. Mayo
1 1/2 - 2 c. Buttermilk
2 handfuls of Cilantro (mostly leaves)
2 Tsp. Lime Juice (or more)
Blend all ingredients together in a high blender until it is mixed well. Refrigerate.

I got this recipe here which is my new favorite food blog! Check it out. You will love it.

Found the recipes for both of Jake's and my favorite soup at Zupas as well as the turkey cranberry panini. I'm gonna try them out and if they turn out good I will post :)

1 comment:

Sadey said...

Oh thank you thank you thank you! I know what we're eating for Sunday dinner :)