Sweet Pork (Cafe Rio)

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds pork shoulder/butt
  • 16 ounces Coca-Cola soda (not diet), divided
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (4 oz.) can diced green chilies
  • 1 (10 oz.) can red enchilada sauce
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar

Directions:

  1. Spray inside of a large crock pot with cooking spray. Place pork roast inside. Pour 8 ounces of Coca-Cola (I used a measuring cup) and water around pork. (It does not need to cover roast). Sprinkle evenly with garlic salt, salt and pepper. Cover with lid and cook on High heat for 6 hours, or on Low heat 8-9 hours.
  2. Remove pork from crock pot and transfer to cutting board. Discard liquid from crock pot. Shred pork with two forks, and remove any fat.
  3. In a blender or food processor, blend the remaining 8 ounces Coca-Cola, diced green chilies, enchilada sauce and brown sugar. Blend until smooth.
  4. Place shredded pork back in crock pot. Pour enchilada sauce mixture over the shredded pork. Cover crock pot with lid and cook 2 hours on Low heat.
  5. Serve pork in burritos, salads and tacos!

~Adapted from life-in-the-lofthouse.com

Veggie Burrito Bowls

Ingedients:

  • 1 Yellow onion
  • 2 cans Black Beans
  • 2 cans Corn
  • 1 cup Jasmine Rice
  • 2 tsp Veggie stock concentrate
  • 2 Tbsp Southwest Blend (recipe for this below)
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes
  • 2 Limes
  • Handful of Cilantro
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 2 tsp Hot Sauce
  • Tortilla Chips

Directions:

1. PREP: Wash and dry all produce. Halve, peel, and dice onion. Drain and rinse beans and corn, keeping them separate.

2. COOK RICE & BEANS: Melt 2 TBSP butter in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until softened, 4-5 minutes. Stir in rice, beans stock concentrate, and half the Southwest Spice (you’ll use the rest later). Add 1 1/2 cups water and pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to a low simmer. Cook until rice is tender, 15-18 minutes. Keep covered off heat until ready to serve.

3. CHAR CORN: Meanwhile, dry corn throughly with paper towels, remove as much moisture as possible. Heat a large pan over high heat. Add corn and cook, stirring occasioanlly, until lightly charred, 3-5 minutes. (Tip: If corn begins to pop, cover pan.) Season with salt and pepper.

4. MAKE SALSA: While corn cooks, dice tomato. Zest and quarter lime. Finely chop cilantro leaves and stems. In a medium, bowl, combine corn, tomato, half the cilantro, reamining Southwest Spice, a pinch of lime zest, a large drizzle of olive oil, and a squeeze of lime juice to taste. Season with plenty of salt and pepper.

5. MAKE CREMA: Ina small bowl, combine sour cream and as much remaining lime zest and juice as you like. Add water 1 tsp at a time until mixture reaches a drizzling consistency. Season with salt and pepper.

6. FINISH & SERVE: Fluff rice mixture with a fork; season with salt and pepper. Divide between bowls and top with salsa, Monterey Jack, and remaining cilantro. Drizzle with crema and as much hot sauce as you like. Serve with tortilla chips for dipping and any remaining lime wedge on the side.

** For dairy free, I leave out the creme and cheese (you can use any cheese you like)

~ Recipe adapted from Hello Fresh

Southwest Blend Recipe:

  • 4 part garlic powder
  • 2 part cumin
  • 2 part chili powder