Tuesday, February 5, 2008

cafe rio lovers only!

Café Rio Pork

Slow cook your pork roast in a crock pot with garlic and a little water until you can pull it apart. At that point add the following: 1 can diced green chilis, 1 to 2 cans of medium or hot enchilada sauce (the red stuff), depending on how much pork you use 1 can of either Dr. Pepper or Coke, at least 1 cup of brown sugar but use as much more as you want to get your sweetness, salt to taste. Make your recipe a little on the strong side as once you add it to a tortilla it mutes the flavors just a bit

Cafe Rio Creamy Tomatillo Dressing
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch
1 cup mayo 1 cup cilantro,
chopped 2 cloves garlic,
chopped 3 tomatillos - peel off paper, chop
1/3 - 1/2 cups buttermilk, to consistency you want
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
Put in blender and mix.

Homemade tortillas
3 C. flour
1/2 C. veggie or olive oil
1 1/8 C. luke warm water
1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. baking powder
Mix all ingredients and knead. If too hard to knead, add a little water but if too sticky add a little more flour. Let stand for about 10 minutes. Makes about 12 small balls. Flatten each by rolling them out and then cook them in a frying pan.**I usually have 2 frying pans going at once so they all get cooked faster

Cafe Rio Rice
3 c water
4 t chicken bouillon
4 t garlic –minced
½ bunch cilantro
1 can green chiles—or equivalent fresh
¾ t salt
1 T butter
½ onion
3 c rice

Blend cilantro, green chiles and onion together in food processor. Bring water to a boil and add all ingredients, simmer covered 30 minutes.


kristen said...

oh my gosh- i totally had a craving for this yesterday! YUMMM

Jeni said...

YUMMMM! I love Cafe Rio

The Harwards said...

The secret recipes have been revealed! No wonder I wait to go to Utah and have them make it, sounds like a lot of work, but well worth it I'm sure!

Emily Watson said...

Liz I love this blog! It is so much fun! I need to do this with a few of my friends! And I will be making this salad!

Have fun tonight! Rachel told me she is watching Calvin. We had a babysitter last night, we sure needed it!