Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Sweet Pork Salad

1 Pork Roast
3 cans Mexican style tomato sauce (Pato brand, yellow can)
3 cans tomato sauce
1 cup brown sugar
4 cloves garlic

Cook roast until tender (6-8 hours on low in a crock pot), shred and season with salt and pepper. Put in a large pot with tomato sauces, sugar and garlic. Simmer for about one hour.

To make salads, cook flour tortillas on a griddle with a little vegetable oil until brown. Put in bowl with meat, mexican rice, beans (black or pinto), lettuce, fresh diced tomato and top with a sprig of fresh cilantro and parmesan cheese. Top with dressing.


Mix the following in a blender:

1 envelope buttermilk ranch dressing
1 cup mayo
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup sour cream
1 cup fresh cilantro
3 tomatillos
3 cloves garlic
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)

I got this recipe from my friend Mary Rogers. It is the closest thing to Cafe Rio's sweet pork salad I've tried! Above is the original recipe. You may want to adjust the amounts of tomato sauce and brown sugar depending upon how big your roast is and how sweet you want it to be (but the Pato brand tomato sauce is the secret). I also like to put cheese on the tortillas and bake them in the oven until the cheese melts. So Yummy!


Kimberly said...

I can't wait to try it! I am totally addicted to Sweet Pork Salads :-) Thanks Lisa!

Kimberly said...

Oh my word, this recipe is SOOO good! The pork is amazing, and I absolutely love the dressing. I cheated a bit and bought already cooked pork from Costco... all I had to do was shred it and put it in the pot with the sauce.

Lisa and Brock said...

Glad you enjoyed it Kim! I made it for my family while we were in Idaho and it was a big hit there too. Thanks for the rice recipe...I'm excited to try that with it. :)

Lisa and Brock said...

Oh, and I could totally picture you saying "Oh my word!" It made me smile.

Happy Cooking!