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.
Dressing:
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:
Tortilla
Rice
Black Beans
Shredded Pork
Romaine Lettuce
Diced Tomatoes
Guacamole
Corn Chips (Optional)
Dressing
**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!
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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!!!
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MSBH Challenge 23 (Herb Baking Powder Biscuits), 24 (Fudgy Chocolate Brownies)

  • October 26, 2009 - 11:16 am

    scrapwordsmom - 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!!!

  • October 26, 2009 - 7:37 pm

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

  • October 26, 2009 - 8:54 pm

    Connie Nichol - oh yummy!!!!!!!!!

  • October 26, 2009 - 10:07 pm

    LindsayB - 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!

  • October 28, 2009 - 2:41 pm

    Heather M. - 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!

  • October 29, 2009 - 7:19 pm

    Jacklyn - 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!

  • October 30, 2009 - 6:54 am

    Alysha - absolultely LOVE that recipe!! it’s delicious!

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