Sunday, May 31, 2015

Cafe Rio Recipe


1 can black or pinto beans
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1/3 cup tomato juice

Rinse and drain beans and set aside.  Add all other ingredients and simmer slightly.  Add beans and cook until warm through.


2 pounds boneless, ribmeat, shoulder or picnic butt pork roast
1 can Dr. pepper
1/4 cup water
2 dashes garlic salt

Do enough water, Dr. pepper, and garlic that will cover the pork in the crock pot.  Cook for 8 hours on low.  Then shred mean and top with the Cafe Rio Pork Sauce.


Amount for every 2-3 pounds of meat.
1 can Dr. pepper
1 can red enchilada sauce
1 cup brown sugar
1 can green chili

Add this sauce to shredded pork and cook on low for 2 hours to simmer.


1 cup uncooked long grain rice
1 teaspoon butter
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 can 15 ounces chicken broth
1 cup water
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 teaspoons sugar
3 teaspoons chopped cilantro

Combine all but last three ingredients in rice cooker and cook until done.  Then mix last three ingredients together and mix throughout rice once cooked.


1 (1 ounce) package hidden valley ranch dressing mix
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup mayo
1 large or 2 small tomatillos (they are green and by the tomatoes)
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
1/2 teaspoon lime juice
1/2 to 1 small jalapeno, seeds removed

Blend all ingredients together in a blender or food processor and store in the refrigerator to let the flavors meld.  Beware that the dressing tends to get hotter the longer it sits.

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