Sunday, March 29, 2009

Cafe Rio Pork

*Ignore the pot it's in -- I had DH remove it from the crockpot early, and was just heating it up on the stovetop!

I've never been to Utah. I'd never even heard of Cafe Rio until I started reading LeighAnne's blog.

But she talked about how delicious their food was so often, that when she finally posted a recipe for the pork they serve at the restaurant, I decided I had to try it (and the fact that it was a crockpot meal with only 3 ingredients didn't hurt either!)

This pork is the most amazing and delicious pork I think I've ever eaten. It's good plain, on salads, in quesedillas, in tacos, in burritos, on nachos -- just about anything you can think of.

This pork is THAT good.

Now, admittedly, I'm not really a pork-in-my-mexican-food kind of girl. I know its relatively common in REAL mexican, but I tend to stick to chicken and beef in my kind.

No longer. Now, it's this pork or nothing!

I honestly can't wait to make it again!!
Cafe Rio Pork
1-2 lb. pork tenderloin (I used just a standard pork roast. Really, it doesn't matter what you use -- the crockpot will make the meat juicy and tender anyway)
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups fresh salsa
- Mix sugar and salsa, pour over pork.
- Cook in crock pot for 8 hrs. on low.
- When done shred with two forks and return to juice in crock pot and allow liquid to absorb.
- Serve with tortillas and all the fixins!


Leigh Anne said...


You've got my mouth watering. It's been a while since I made this - need to put it on the list for next week - so glad you enjoyed it!

julie said...

kel, this is basically what i do with the green salsa i always rave about. just a big ole' jar of goya salsa verde and a pork tenderloin, rub it with some cumin/salt/pepper for good measure and let it go all day.

burritos, sandwichs, over rice, mmm....