Friday, June 20, 2008

Sweet Pork Salad with Cilantro Dressing

If you like all the "fresh mex" restaurants (i.e. Costa Vida, Cafe Rio, Bajio), you'll love this recipe. I got it from one of the many recipe blogs that I love to patronize: Picky Palate

2-4 lb pork roast
1 ½ Cups Coca Cola
Salt, Pepper, Garlic Seasoning Salt

1 Cup Coca Cola
1 Cup ketchup

1 jar Herdez Salsa Verde (mild tomatillo salsa, I get it at Walmart, any size)
Equal amount of prepared ranch dressing (Hidden Valley)
1 Bunch Cilantro

10 inch wheat or flour tortillas
Shredded green leaf lettuce
Black beans, I just used canned
Cilantro lime rice (steamed rice with chopped cilantro leaves and fresh lime juice, as much as desired)
Diced tomatoes, cheese, guacamole….etc
Crispy Tortilla Strips (flour tortillas cut into thin strips and fried in vegetable oil until browned)

1. Place roast in crockpot with Coke; season with salt, pepper and garlic seasoning. Cook on low overnight, until tender. Remove roast from crockpot, discard juices. Shred pork into bite size pieces and place back into pot on low.
2. Place Cola and ketchup in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring often. Heat to a low boil. Pour over shredded roast. Cook on low until ready to serve.
3. For dressing, place equal parts salsa verde and ranch dressing into food processor or blender. Add Cilantro leaves and process until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
4. To serve: Place tortilla onto a large bowl or plate. Layer with lettuce, beans, rice, pork, dressing and tomatoes, cheese and guacamole. Cheese, guacamole and crispy tortilla strips not pictured, but really good in it!


ktb said...

I love Cafe Rio. I would sleep there if I could.

beanwebmaster said...

Who is logging in as me and making comments for me?

I think Karen...
or Cameron...
or Ann Dee...

Ann Dee said...

dear beanmaster, who are you? what are you doing on our blog? what have you done with KTB?

ktb said...

too much logging in and out. I have two personalities - but the first comment is not me and I want to know who!!!