Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Cafe Rio recipes from Lora Monson

Café Rio Pork
3-5 lbs Pork Roast
3 cans el Pato Tomato Sauce
3 cans Tomato Sauce
1 cup Dr. Pepper
1-2 cups Brown Sugar

Cook all ingredients on low in crock pot for 12 hours. Shred Pork and Serve.

Café Rio Rice
6 c. water
6 chicken bouillon cubes
4 tsp. minced garlic
½ bunch chopped cilantro
1 tsp. cumin
1 can green chilies
¾ tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. butter
½ medium onion, chopped
3 c. rice, uncooked

Bring water to boil, add all ingredients. Reduce temperature to low. Cover and simmer 30 minutes or until rice is tender. You may need to add more water.

Café Rio Dressing
1 ranch dressing packet (make as per recipe with milk and mayo)
1 tomatillo (tomato like vegetable with a husk around them)
½ bunch of cilantro
1 clove garlic
Juice of 1 lime
Use a blender or food processor to blend all the ingredients well. Refrigerate.

Serve as a salad with tortilla as base. Top with Romaine lettuce, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, tortilla chips, corn, black or pinto beans, rice, and dressing.

This is great for a large gathering. When I am just making it for my family I usually third the recipe for the pork and rice.

Lora also left these comments about other recipes she has tried from the blog:
Last Monday I made the chicken and wild rice casserole. It made a lot of food for our family so we were able to enjoy it several times. Next time I make it I think I will half the recipe or take half of it to someone in the ward.

On Tuesday I made the beef stew. I was actually hoping that you would post this recipe. I remember that you made it for us when we were doing visiting teaching and it was really good. Ethan (son) really liked it and even asked for another bowl full!

On Wednesday I made Frito Casserole. When Micah (husband) came home from work and saw the fritos, olives, avacado, etc. on the table he got really excited and said "this is my kind of meal!"

Thursday I made lettuce wraps. Again they were a hit with the whole family. They were so good we are going to have our families over in two weeks for Chinese food and this is one of the dishes we are going to serve.

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