Dishes on a Dime: Copy Cat Cafe Rio Pork & Creamy Tomatillo Dressing

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017

I am not the best cook in the world. I don’t really enjoy it so I haven’t taken the time to get better. Which means when I’m making dinner I want things to be simple and easy. If I can just throw things into my trusty Crockpot? Yeah, that’s my favorite kind of recipe.

Since pork roasts are on sale at Smith’s this week for only 99¢ a pound I knew it was time to put my trusty Crockpot to use. Here is one of my favorite, simple and easy recipes. You could also use chicken, but I’m a big fan of pork. My kids eat this up! It’s definitely a family favorite.

Head over to Crazy4Smiths for Joani and Heather’s favorite pork recipes and to watch a quick video of all three!

Copy Cat Cafe Rio Pork

  • 3 lb. Pork loin roast
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 20 oz. bottle Dr. Pepper or Coke

Put all ingredients in and cook in slow cooker 6-8 hours on low. Remove, pull pork, and return to slow cooker for an hour. Enjoy!

Creamy Tomatillo Dressing

In a blender combine:

  • 1 small bottle (8 oz) ranch dressing
  • the juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tomatillos
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro (can add more to taste)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (no seeds)


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