Pork Barbacoa Salad Recipe

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Pork Barbacoa Salad

Amy Jajliardo

By
@jjlrdomom

I'm told this is VERY similar to the Pork Salad recipe they serve at Cafe Rio. I've never had it as I don't get out to eat very often. And when someone recommends a recipe from a restaurant that I can then make for cheaper, that just makes it even better!!!


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Serves:

12

Ingredients

PORK BARBACOA

6 lb
pork loin
1 bottle
(16 oz) salsa
1 can(s)
(12 oz) coke (not diet)
1 c
brown sugar

LIME-CILANTRO RICE

2 1/4 c
long grain rice, uncooked
1 bunch
cilantro, fresh
2
limes, juiced
4 clove
garlic

CREAMY TOMATILLO SALAD DRESSING

1 pkg
ranch dressing mix
3
tomatillos, fresh
1 c
mayo
1 c
buttermilk
1 c
cilantro, fresh
3 clove
garlic
1/8 tsp
cayenne
2 tsp
tabasco sauce
1
limes, juiced

ADDITIONAL TRIMMINGS FOR SALAD

tortillas, flour
romaine lettuce
black beans
guacamole
pico de gallo
cheese
sour cream
tortilla strips

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place pork in crock pot and fill it ½ way up the pork with water. Cook on high for 5 hours. Drain off water.
2
Cut pork in thirds. Mix together sauce ingredients and put on top of pork. Cook an additional 3 hours on high.
3
Shred pork with forks. Leave it on low until ready to serve.
4
FOR RICE
Chop garlic and cilantro.
5
Heat 2 Tbs. of oil in a skillet. Add rice and all Chopped ingredients. Saute for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
6
Put 4 cups of water and lime juice in a rice cooker. Add rice mixture to the cooker and cook according to cooker’s directions. If you don’t have a cooker, combine rice, water and lime juice in a 3 quart pot and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed by the rice.
7
FOR SALAD DRESSING
Blend all dressing ingredients in blender and mix until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve
(we REALLY like this so I make extra)
8
TO ASSEMBLE SALAD
Place 1 tortilla on individual plates or bowls, top with rice, pork, romaine lettuce, black beans, cheese and any other of the salad trimmings you would like. Top all with Tomatillo salad dressing

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork, Salads
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtags: #Dish, #main