(This is a knock-off of the pork Cafe Rio salad. Frankly, it doesn't taste like it to me, but it's still SO good and the best thing to serve to company...yummy and people can leave off what they don't want. I know it's not simple, but I think it's worth it.)
You start with the Pork
3-4 lbs. Pork Loin
1 c. brown sugar
1 bottle red taco sauce
1 T. Cumin
1 Can Coke
Cook pork on low in crock pot with water covering ½ the pork for 6 hours or until able to shred. Three hours before serving, drain liquid off pork and add coke, taco sauce, brown sugar and cumin. Continue to cook for approximately 3 more hours.
Then you make the Rice
Chopped white Onions
You get to experiment on the portion sizes. Cook the rice in chicken broth instead of water with cilantro, onions, & lime juice.
Then you make the Tomatillo Dressing
1 pkg. Dry buttermilk Dressing (ranch)
1 C. Mayonnaise
1 C. Buttermilk
1 C. Cilantro (chopped)
1 Garlic Clove
1/4 to ½ t. Cayenne Pepper
Put all ingredients in blender. Dressing will be runny at first, but thickens gradually.
This is the order I do this “salad”
Tortillas (how it’s served at the restaurant)***
Cheese (Monterey Jack or Cheddar)
Black Beans (warmed)
Cilantro, Sour Cream, Salsa
Crushed chips on top
*** You can buy uncooked tortillas at Costco that you cook fresh yourself. They are fabulous!!!