Sunday, January 31, 2010

Restaurant style taco salad (ex. Bajio)


2-3lbs Pork roast or tenderloin
1 med onion sliced or diced
2T or about half a taco seasoning packet
2 cans of red enchilada sauce (about 10oz)
1/4 C brown sugar

combine into crock-pot. cook on low 8 hours or high 4 hours. remove pork to a large bowl and shred with forks. pour juices from crock-pot on top of shredded pork.


follow cooking instructions for your rice, except replace half the water with chicken broth. add lime zest and cook. when done add fresh squeezed lime juice and about 3T chopped cilantro (about 1 T for every cup of rice) mix.


1C sour cream
1 envelope Ranch Salad Dressing
1/2 envelope Fiesta Ranch Salad Dressing
6 tomatillos, husked and cut in half*
1 garlic clove, minced
juice from 2 freshly squeezed limes
1/4 C freshly chopped cilantro

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. store in refrigerator up to 1 week.
*for those who don't know what tomatillos are, they look like green tomatoes with a green husk on them. they are in most produce departments.


shredded cheese
cilantro-lime rice
black or refried beans
shredded pork
salad greens
Creamy Tomatillo Salad Dressing
salsa (opt.)
guacamole (opt.)
corn chips (opt.)

to assemble..
melt a little cheese on your tortilla
add about 1/4 c of the following- shredded pork, beans, rice.
add desired amount of salad greens and dressing and any other toppings. Enjoy.

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