Monday, June 18, 2007

Cafe Rio Mocks

Café Rio Dressing
(this makes a lot – so it’s probably best to half the recipe)

2 cups mayonnaise
2 cups sour cream
10 springs of cilantro
3 los tomatoes (green tomatoes – fresh or canned)
2 green onions (washed and chopped)
2 cloves of garlic
1 jalapeno pepper ( seeds and all)
Juice of 1 lime
1 or 2 tsp of salt (depends on how much salt you like)

Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Dressing lasts for 2 weeks in refrigerator.

Café Rio Sweet Meat
Tastes just like Café Rio meat and is oh-so-easy to make.

1-2 lbs of beef or pork (the cheapest filets/steaks you can find will work)
¾ cups Pace Salsa (or whatever kind you prefer)
¾ cups brown sugar

Brown the meat in skillet on high heat. (Only a few seconds on both sides will do). Place the meat into the slow cooker.

Combine the salsa and brown sugar an pour over the meat in your slow cooker.

Cook for 4 hours on high or 7 hours on low. With one hour remaining, shred the meat with fork and knife – it should pull apart rather easily. Replace lide and cook fot the remaining hour.

Serve with Riquisimas tortillas (those are the best) – You can butter them and brown them in a frying pan with cheese melted all over. MMMMMMmmmm.

This is great all rolled up in the cheesy tortilla with black beans (add a small can of tomato sauce, salt and a bit of brown sugar to taste), lettuce and rice (cook as directed – adding 2 T butter, 1 cube of chicken bullion, and juice from 1 lime).

Café Rio Dressing – another variation

1 buttermilk ranch dressing packet (make as per recipe)
2 tomatillos
½ bunch cilantro
1 clove garlic
Juice of 1 lime
1 jalapeno (use seeds for spicy, or no seeds for mild, green Tabasco sauce can be a substitute for the jalapeno.

Use a food processor or blender to blend all the ingredients and enjoy.

Café Rio Chicken

Chicken Breast – (was not noted on how much chicken)
1 small bottle KRAFT Italian dressing
1 T chili powder
1 T Cumin
3 cloves garlic

Cook all ingredients in a crock-pot for 4 hours on low, or until the chicken is cooked all the way through)

Shred meat and cook 1 additional hour.

1 comment:

love.boxes said...

I think this blog is a new favorite, but no wonder I was getting fat on that dressing hello?!?!? 2 cups of mayo... sad, but no wonder I love it! :)