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.


Ann Marie said...

You posted!!
It seems like forever since I've been here! :)

This is THE FIRST Rio recipe I have seen that doesn't ask for Cola in it. I will have to try it for sure..

How much Enchilada sauce do you use? I didn't see it..

Mandy said...

Oh Melanie this one sounds yummy!!! Can't wait to try it!! Thanks for sharing! Gonna try it for sure!! I agree with Ann Marie I have tried the Cola one. It is good but I am excited to try this one!!
Keep in touch don't be a stranger!! Thanks for being such a great friend!! Love ya

Cheney Family said...

THANK-YOU THANK-YOU FOR FINALLY POSTING IT!! I just got done eating it and I licked my plate clean! Even with my weird substitutions it still turned out really good.

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Thanks for stopping by to visit me today and for leaving a comment. This sounds amazing. Definitely must try!!

Krystal said...

My sister got married a few weeks ago, and had cafe rio cater the rehearsal dinner. I could have drank that tomatillo dressing, it was amazing!

thanks so much for sharing this at saturday's party!

-Krystal @