Friday, July 30, 2010

Cafe Rio Tacos

recipe from the cookbook of Erika Olayan

Cafe Rio Pork


  • 3-5 lbs pork loin or roast
  • 1 1/2 cans Coke Classic (I use Caffine free diet coke & it tastes the same to me)
  • 1C Sugar
  • 7oz. can chipotle chilies in adobo sauce-or plain for a sweeter sauce (my SIL Janel uses enchilada sauce as an alternative & I like it because it's not spicy)
  • 1 tsp dry ground mustard heaping
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp minced garlic


Remove the chilies (throw away) from adobo sauce. Add all ingredients except pork in a blender. Rinse can of adobo sauce with coke to get all of the sauce out. Blend in blender until well mixed--place pork in crock pot and pour sauce over it. Cook for 4-6 hours on high or 7-9 on low. Turn roast over halfway through. Cook until tender and can be shredded, shred and put back in sauce.Eat with white corn tortillas!

Addictive Cilantro Dressing

  • 1 1/3 C Sour cream
  • 3/4 C Mayo
  • 1 Bunch Cilantro
  • 1 package Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 4 Tbsp. salsa Verde
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/8 tsp. Tabasco sauce
  • 1 Juice of lime


Just put it all in a blender and mix it all up.


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