Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Cafe Rio Trio + Smothered Burritos
I like to serve these fajita-style, with plenty of tortillas, stir-fried onions and bell peppers, refried or black beans, salsa, guacamole, and Monterey Jack cheese. Set it up assembly-line style and let everyone make their own fabulous burrito, fajita, or salad.
*(I rarely use as much brown sugar as the pork barbacoa calls for--3/4 cup is perfect).
Okay, but you're only half-done once you make these fabulous dishes, because unless you have a large crowd of people to feed (and this will feed a large crowd) you'll have lots of yummy leftovers. My fabulous sis-in-law, Heather, introduced me to the beauty of a burrito reheated on a George Foreman Grill. Maybe your lean, mean, fat-grilling machine has been collecting dust since you got it as a Christmas present in 1995, but I promise that making Cafe Rio smothered burritos is its true calling. If you happened to have gotten rid of yours, you're going to want to order a new one ASAP . . . this is my very favorite appliance for quick and easy leftover lunch.
Smothered Cafe Rio Burritos
Oh, yummy. Smother with the cilantro lime dressing and you'll be jealous of yourself. Like I am jealous of myself because of my new green dining room wall . . .