Friday, August 19, 2011

Cafe Rio Sweet Pork and Creamy Cilantro Ranch Dressing

I have tried different versions of the copycat Cafe Rio sweet pork, but this one is by far my favorite. I got this recipe from Six Sisters Stuff. Along with the sweet pork they had the incredible creamy cilantro ranch dressing. The dressing was exactly like Cafe Rio's. These were both so so good! You will have to give them a try. This definitely was a hit with the family. Enjoy!

Sweet Pork
3 lb. pork roast
16 oz. chunky salsa
1 can Dr. Pepper or Coke (not Diet)
2 c. brown sugar

Put pork in crockpot and fill halfway with water.  Cook 4 hours on high.  Drain water, cut pork in thirds, mix together sauce and pour on top.  Cook 4 more hours on low.  Drain liquid and shred pork.  Save a little liquid and mix it in with the pork so it is really moist.

Creamy Cilantro Ranch Dressing
1 packet TRADITIONAL Hidden Valley Ranch mix (not BUTTERMILK)
1 c. mayonnaise
1 c. buttermilk
2 tomatillos, husk removed and diced
1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro
1 clove garlicJuice of 1 lime
1 jalapeno (more or less depending on how hot you like it)
Mix all ingredients together in the blender.

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