Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cafe Rio Recipes

(Pictures on previous post)
Pork Barbacoa

5-6 lb. pork roast

21 oz. Coca Cola (or Dr. Pepper, do NOT use diet soda...Diet soda pretty much turns poisonous when you cook it)
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
7 oz. can chipotle chilies in adobo sauce
6-ish oz. red taco sauce
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Place roast in crock-pot, cover half-way with water and cook on low for 12 hours. After 12 hours, drain pork (retain liquid if you want sauce for burritos, simply mix with a can of verde enchilada sauce).

Mix remaining ingredients until sugar dissolves. I didn’t use the actual chilies, I dumped the can into a bowl and added enough Coca Cola to get all the sauce off of the chilies, then I tossed them. I also rinsed out the can with Dr. Pepper for more adobo sauce. Use ALL of the sauce you can get from it. I think thats what makes it taste like Cafe Rio's. Mine turned out with a pretty good kick to it, but if you want it really hot just throw 2 or 3 chillies in the blender with everything else. (the adobo sauce tends to stain plastic, so use a glass or metal bowl).

Creamy Tomatillo Dressing
1 pkg. Ranch dressing mix
3 tomatillos (remove papery skin), rough chop
1 cup mayo
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup (or more) cilantro, rough chop
3 cloves garlic
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp green Tabasco sauce
juice from 1 lime
dollop of sour cream

Dump everything in a blender and blend until smooth. Refrigerate in air-tight container (or your entire fridge will smell like garlic and cilantro).

1 comment:

Ang and Jerry Oler said...

Yay I'm so happy to have these recipes....Thank you, Carly!!!