Monday, August 4, 2008

Sweet Pork Salad

Our family LOVES Cafe Rio or Costa Vida...whichever happens to be nearby. We always order the sweet pork burrito or salad. My mom sent me this recipe awhile ago and we think it is pretty close to Cafe Rio.

Sweet Pork Ingredients:
  • Pork Loin
  • 1 can El Pato Tomato Sauce(yellow can found in the Latino section)
  • 4 cans tomato sauce
  • 2 cups brown sugar
Directions: Cook pork loin in crock pot until it can be shredded. Drain all liquid out of crock pot. Put tomato sauce, pato sauce and brown sugar into crock pot. Add shredded pork. Heat and serve. I usually cut this recipe in half and it still makes a lot of pork...mmm...but it is SO good!!
To assemble the salad...I put a flour tortilla in a bowl, add lettuce, cilantro black beans, salsa, lime cilantro rice, pork, cheese, and cilantro lime tomatillo ranch dressing. I also added some crunchy tortilla strips. To make the tortilla strips I cut up some corn tortillas into strips, fry in a little canola oil, drain and then shake in a gallon size ziploc bag with garlic salt and cumin.
Tomorrow I will post the recipe for the Cafe Rio style black beans and my cilantro lime tomatillo ranch dressing.
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  1. That sounds like it's a great knock off. I love Cafe rio and I crave the stuff daily!

  2. I can't wait to try this - i have 2 recipes of Cafe Rio knockoffs but neither are similiar to this. Sounds delicious!

  3. Cafe Rio Pork is my favorite. Thanks for sharing this

  4. i would love to try this recipe but have no idea what PATO sauce is or where to find it. when i google the only thing that comes up is EL PATO tomato sauce in a yellow can.....can you please give me some more info (or a pic)

  5. Sorry for the confusion! It is El Pato tomato sauce that is in the yellow can.


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