Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cafe Rio Sweet Pulled Pork And Tomatillo Dressing

My friend Liz has literally been asking me to post this for six months. So here it is Liz. It is the best recipe I have found for the pulled pork, and the dressing. If you are feeling really ambitious head over to and find their great recipe for tortillas.

I hope all enjoy this.


3 lbs pork roast ( I use picnic roast)

1 cup dark brown sugar

1 cup Worcestershire sauce( that is not a typo)

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp ginger

1 tsp salt

1 tsp chili powder

2 TBS dried minced onion

Cook all ingredients in a crock pot on low for about 12 hours, may need to add a little water towards the end.Take roast out of crock pot and shred. dump all liquid.Put pork back in and add 1 large can red enchilada sauce and 1 cup brown sugar. Cook for 1 hour. Serve on fresh tortilla's with all the yummy ingredients you would like on your burrito finish off with tomatillo dressing. I use zataran's black beans and rice instead of the usual rice.

Tomatillo Dressing

Place the following in the blender:

3 fresh tomatillo's, peeled and cut into quarters *

juice of 1/2 of a lime

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup sour cream

1 package ranch dressing mix

1 cup fresh cilantro

6 stalks green onions

2 cloves garlic

3 tsp sugar

3-5 slices jalapeno

Blend and refrigerate at least 1 hour prier to serving.

*to peel tomatillo just peel off the paper on the outside.