Pork Barbacoa Salad

Pork Barbacoa Salad Recipe

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Amy Jajliardo

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@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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★★★★★ 1 vote

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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

How to Make Pork Barbacoa Salad

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

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About Pork Barbacoa Salad

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




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