4-6 cans of black or pinto beans
1 can diced chilies
1 1/2 c. green enchilada sauce
Place all ingredients in a crock-pot, electric skillet or saucepan. Cook 2 hours on low until flavors are mixed.
1 c. rice
1 tbs. oil
1/3 bunch of cilantro
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 chopped onion
2 c. water (or chicken broth - leave out bouillon cubes)
2 bullion cubes
zest of 1 lime
Brown onion & rice in oil in skillet. In blender, place water/stock, bouillon, cilantro, lime zest and salt..blend thoroughly. Add mixture to rice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. When rice is cooked, fluff with fork and add the juice of 1 lime.
Cafe Rio Chicken (makes a ton)(I've never made this one but I've tasted it and it's good)
5 lbs chicken (breasts)
2 Tbs. Cumin
2 small bottles of zesty Italian dressing
6 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 Tbs. Chili powder
Combine all and cook on low all day in crock-pot. Then shred and serve.
Cafe Rio Pork(I've made this a bunch and it turns out great every time)
3 lbs Pork Roast
1 can Coca Cola, Pepsi or Dr. Pepper (I use coke)
Cook all day on low in crock-pot. Drain the juice and add:
1/4 c. BBQ Sauce
1/4-1/2 c. Brown Sugar
1 can mild green chillies
3/4 c. Ketchup
1 tsp. Garlic Salt
Mix into shredded pork.
Spicy Tomatillo Ranch Dressing
1 Hidden Valley Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Packet
2 Tomatillos (peel off loose skin)
1 clove garlic
1/2-1 small jalapeno pepper (to your taste)
2 c. Mayo
1 1/2 - 2 c. Buttermilk
1/2 Bunch Cilantro (mostly leaves)
2 Tsp. Lime Juice (or more)
Blend all ingredients together in a high blender until it is mixed well. Refrigerate.