Friday, July 25, 2008

Cafe Rio Salads

So here is your recipe:

(there are different ways to make the meat and I do not have the chicken recipe, but I do have the pork one)

~Meat??? We got the Polo Asada at Costco that is pre-marinaded. It is in the meat section that has small little isles in front of the fresh cut meat. If that makes since? Costco also has a Carne Asada that is pre-marinaded in the same area that is way yummy too! If you want Pork than you need a Crock Pot. For every pound of Pork put 1 cup of Salsa and 1 cup of Brown sugar in the Pot. Cook for like 8 hours and then shred, you got AMAZING PORK!!!
~2 cans or 1 Big can Black Beans
~I would get 2 boxes of Rice a Roni Spanish Rice mix. Where it calls for 1 can of Tomato Sauce I use 1 cup of Salsa per box.
~Tortillas from Costco, in the refrigerated section (I am pretty sure)
~Shredded Cheeses
~Tortilla Strips
~Romain Lettuce- it comes in a bag with like 3 heads of lettuce, I think they call it Romain Hearts but it comes in a bag of 3 heads. I cut up all three heads
~Guacamole (we will bring that) OK now for the dressing:
~2 Tortillas-they look like little green tomato's but they have these strange looking husk things around them. Peel the husks off, wash the tomato, cut it up and throw into a magic bullet.
~1 Jalapeno- Cut it up but make sure no seeds get in there that makes it HOT! Throw in the magic bullet.
~1 Bunch of Cilantro- cut the stem's off, save some little leafs to top your salads with, and put the rest in the magic bullet.
(At this point your magic bullet will be pretty dang full, put as much ranch as you can in there without it overflowing and Blend- Take off blender and shake it up, Put more ranch in and blend- shake it up and put as much ranch as you can in there without it overflowing and you should have your dressing all yummy and perfectly measured out) when done chill for a while.We decided that using the Gregg's Ranch that you buy at Costco is the BEST COMBO! That ranch is SO GOOD, it tastes like Restaurant Ranch! But it works with any ranch. Then ENJOY YOUR SALADS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The Woot-en Clan said...

That sounds so yummy Sarah! I must try it now :) Thanks for the recipe

Collin & Hilary said...

We all say thanks!

Amanda said...

We really, really, really need to make these. I was craving it the other night but was too lazy. Soon I won't be able to resist though!
You make me so proud Sarah!

Anderson Family said...

Sounds Yummy, can't wait to try it out! We were thinking of taking pictures in about two weeks or so. I would love to hear your ideas.

Todd&Emily Moran said...

I'm totally going to try this... Hey do you guys want to get our dogs together tonight?!?!?! We might be getting together with the Andres too. So they all three could play!! Let us know.

Traci Elizabeth said...

Hey girly...I just wanted to let you know I went private on my blog, email me at so I can send you an invite to view it!!

Lance and Becky said...

Sar, I could just kiss you right now! I love love love these darn salads! Thanks for the recipe!