Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cafe Rio Copy-Cat Recipes (with ingredients on sale!)

Here are some recipes that rival my favorite Mexican place,

They feature items on sale at Macey's grocery store this week:

Sweet Pork
  • 1 (3-5 lb.) sirloin or boneless pork loin roast
  • 1 cup salsa (**sale** Don Julio 16 oz. $1.79)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

Place ingredients in a greased 3 ½ - 5 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low heat 8-10 hours. Shred pork with a fork or potato masher before serving. Use meat in salads, burritos, or tacos.

Cilantro-Lime Rice
  • 1 cup uncooked converted white rice
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel (zest) (**sale** 8 limes/$1.00)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chicken broth
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (**sale** 8 limes/$1.00)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro

In a saucepan combine rice, butter, garlic, lime zest, chicken broth and water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook 15-20 minutes, or until rice is tender. Remove from heat. In a small bowl, combine lime juice, sugar, and cilantro. Pour over hot cooked rice. Serve warm.

Creamy Tomatillo Salad Dressing
  • 1 cup sour cream (**sale** WF 24 oz. $1.25)
  • 1 envelope Ranch Salad Dressing
  • ½ envelope Fiesta Ranch Salad Dressing
  • 6 tomatillos, husked and cut in half (**sale** $0.69/lb.)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Juice from 2 freshly squeezed limes (**sale** 8/$1.00)
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped cilantro

Combine all ingredients in a blender. And blend until smooth. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week.


The Jones Family said...

Soooo good! Thanks for this super easy crock-pot meal!

Erin said...

we are totally making this at our house this week. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I'm making this for dinner tonight! But Macey's told me the roast is only the bone-in roast. Is this just my Macey's that's doing that?? I want the boneless like you had on KSL!!

Janet Eyring said...

If your Macey's isn't doing the boneless, the bone-in will still work, just pick out the bone, etc. I have a meat "thing" and I don't like touching meat, that's primarily why I use the boneless.

Erin said...

we just got done eating this for dinner, it was AMAZING, and I made it all for me family and with stuff I had to buy at the store it cost me less than a salad at Costa Vida. I also made black beans to go with it. Just as good as the real thing. Thanks for the recipe Janet!