Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sweet Barbacoa Pork Salad with Cilantro Lime Rice

This recipe is a lightened up version of Cafe Rio's Sweet Pork Salad.  It was wonderful!

Sweet Barbacoa Pork

Cilantro Lime Rice

Slow Cooked Sweet Barbacoa Pork

Servings: about 10 • Serving Size: 3 oz  Old Points: 4.5 pts  Points+: 5 pts 

Calories: 202.5 • Fat: 6.3 g  Protein: 26.2 g  Carb: 11.5 g  Fiber: 0.6 g 

  • 2.5 lbs pork loin roast, all fat trimmed
  • salt and pepper
  • garlic powder
  • 6 oz Coke zero
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (unpacked)
  • 1/4 cup water
Step 2
  • 8 oz Coke zero
  • 6 oz can sliced green chilies
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp chipotle chili powder (to taste)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (unpacked)

Season pork with salt, pepper and garlic powder and place in the crock pot. Add 6 oz of coke and 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Marinate refrigerated for a few hours or overnight turning meat at least once while marinating.

Remove crock from refrigerator, add water, and cook on high for about 3-4 hours (or until it shreds easily). Remove pork from crock pot and discard any liquid left in the pot. Shred pork with two forks.

Step two: In the crock pot, combine 8 oz coke, green chilies, tomato sauce, chipotle chile, garlic powder, cumin, chipotle chili powder and remaining brown sugar.

Put shredded pork back in the crock pot and combine with sauce. Adjust salt and pepper to taste, cover and cook on high 1-1/2 hours more.

Note:  If you want to make this recipe without the caffeine, you can use Caffeine Free Diet Coke.  It will add a few calories but it doesn't have HFCS.  A better option for me since even a little caffeine will trigger a migraine.

Cilantro Lime Rice

  • 2 C Instant Rice, cooked
  • 1 Lime, juice
  • 6T Cilantro

Mix all ingredients together


Serve Pork & Rice in a warmed flour tortilla along with Black Beans, Cheese, Avacados, Ranch, Cilantro, Pico de Gallo & Tortilla Strips.

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