Friday, November 21, 2008

One Request (make it Cafe Rio style please)

I'm looking to make some shredded pork barbacoa. I've been looking at recipes online but can't quite find one that I can really get behind.

Have any of you found or come up with a recipe that tastes like Cafe Rio's pork barbacoa? I'm needing me some good pork sweetness.

H E L P M E P L E A S E ! ! !


Katy said...

Tracy has an awesome Pork recipe for Tacos... I don't know how close it is.

Here is another that is supposed to be WAY close. My mom always makes it and it is really good

*Café Rio Pork*

3-4 lb. pork roast

Cook in crock pot for 6 hrs. on low covered half way with water

1 8 oz. bottle taco sauce

1 T Cumin

1 C brown sugar

1 can coke or dr. pepper (no diet)


1. Cook Pork Roast in Crock pot for 6 hrs on low covered half way with water

2. Mix remaining ingredients

3. Add to shredded pork. Cook for an additional 3 hours.

and here is the dressing that is SO SO close. So so good. I make this and eat it for 2ish weeks on salads and with veggies.

*Café Rio Salad Dressing*

1 pkg.Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix

1 C.Butter milk

1 C.Mayonnaise

1-2 Cloves of garlic

½ -1/3 Bunch cilantro

½ tsp. Lime juice

½-1 Small jalapeno, seeds removed


1. In blender puree all ingredients until smooth consistency forms

Marci said...

Having not been to a Cafe Rio in almost a year we have to go it alone here! I use one 3 lb pork roast, one cup pace picante salsa one small can green chiles and 2 tablespoons of Bufalo Chipotle sauce (you can buy this at Smith's in Utah)... put all in the crock pot for 5-6 hours, at this point I add the juice of 1/2 to 1 lime and 1/2 cup brown sugar. I try a little at this point to see if I want more chipotle sauce... I keep cooking for 1-2 hours.

Here is the Tomatillo dressing recipe that is spot on!
3 fresh tomatillos, cut into quarters
1 package Ranch Buttermilk Dressing mix
1 cup mayonnaise or sour cream
1/3 to 1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup fresh cilantro
2 cloves crushed garlic
1/4 teaspoon crushed cayenne pepper
throw it all in the blender and blend away. Refrigerate one hour.

Tracy said...

Katy referred to my shredded pork recipe--YES it's awesome and super easy. Always a plus. If you want it you can call me. :)