November 03, 2011

Pork Barbecoa Salad

This IS without a doubt one of the best recipes! This is from one of my awesome sister-in-laws, Amber. It is now on the top of my list for great company food as well as, great Sunday meals.

Cafe Rio Pork

You will need: 1, 3-4 lb Pork shoulder or butt roast

Place it in your crock-pot.

Mix together:
1 cup Worcester Sauce
1 tsp. ground oregano
1 Tbls. minced onion
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp. garlic powder

Pour over pork roast and cook on low-all day, all night or 6 hours at the minimum. My best results were over-night.

When that is ready, drain off some of the juice, but not all.

Take a fork and SHRED the PORK-you can do this while keeping the roast in the crock-pot.
No need to make any extra work for yourself.

... and make sure you pull off all the nasty fat that you can.

OK! When that is done, you will want to mix together the barbecue sauce:

Barbecue Sauce:
2 cups of enchilada sauce
2 cups of brown sugar

Pour over the shredded pork and cook on low (still in the crock-pot) for 1-3 hours. For me, the longer, the better flavor. But if you are short on time, 1 hour will work.

Feeds 10-15 people.


( "to-die-for") Cafe Rio Dressing

1 buttermilk ranch-dressing packet (make according to directions)
-I have also just bought buttermilk ranch and used around 2 cups

2 tomatillos (cute little tomatoes with the husk around them)

1/2 bunch cilantro

1 clove garlic

juice of 1 lime

1 jalapeno-which I don't use, but if you like it HOT-go for it!

Use a food processor to blend all the ingredients well. Refrigerate.

Cilantro-Lime Rice

2 cups uncooked rice
1 tsp. butter
2 cloves garlic-minced
1 tsp. lime zest
1 can chicken broth
1 1/4 cups water

2 tsp. lime juice
2 tsp. sugar
3 Tbls. chopped cilantro-combine these three and pour over hot rice

The Assembly

Warmed up flour tortillas
Black or pinto beans-or none if you hate beans like by kids do. You can tell my preference...
Yummy pork barbecoa
Lettuce-lots of it
pico de gallo-tomatoes & onions chopped finely together
guacamole--looooove this part
tortilla strips-you can actually buy theirs at Cafe Rio. It is about $4.00 for a gallon size Ziploc of them. I am sure you can make them too. Regular tortillas chips would also work -if you had to.
Cilantro-the best herb ever
Top with a squeeze of lime & Cafe Rio dressing

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