Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sweet Pork Burritos

This one's for Julianne.

If you've never tried Sweet Pork Burritos, you simply must!  I'd heard about them from friends, saw them advertised on TV at certain restaurants, but I'd never actually tried them, (or necessarily wanted to) until a few months ago.  I was looking for a crockpot recipe.  Something new.  Something different.  This seemed to fit the bill, so we tried it.


I cannot get over how incredibly yummy these are!  They rival virtually any food I've ever eaten, including prime rib and shrimp.  Those of you who know me know what a big deal that is.  So, here it is.  A little piece of heaven.

Sweet Pork Burritos
2-3 lb. Hunk O' Pork (Can be a roast, boneless ribs, loin, etc.  Whatever you have or whatever you can find for a good price.)
2 C. brown sugar
1 jar (14 oz. or so) of your favorite salsa (If you don't have a fave, might I suggest El Pinto brand? SO, SO good!  We use 1/2 Mild Salsa and 1/2 Medium Green Chile Sauce.)
1 can cola (Don't use diet, but caffeine free works fine.)
Throw all the ingredients in the crockpot on low for 7-9 hours.  About an hour or so before serving, take the meat out & shred it, then put it back into the pot to let it keep soaking up all that deliciousness.

Serve on a flour tortilla with Spanish rice, black beans (canned, drained), cheese (we like colby jack) & sour cream. Of course, you can add or omit whatever you & your family will eat.

For a quick and easy Spanish Rice recipe, use this:

Spanish Rice
1 1/2 C uncooked rice
1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes
3/4 can water (fill the empty tomato can 3/4)
1 t chicken bouillon
1/2 packet taco seasoning

Throw it all in a pot, bring to boil, then cover, drop heat to low and cook for 20 minutes.  Stir and serve!

So, tomorrow morning, throw this together and your taste buds will be dancing come dinnertime!
Let me know what you think!


Tasha said...

Awesome! Thanks for the recipe. We'll have to have you guys over next time to eat them. But there's no guarantee I can make it as yummy as you.

julie said...

You should really really really really really try Costa Vida or Cafe Rio's sweet pork burrito's! you'll never be the same again!!

p.s. we add cilantro to the rice mixture and it's marvelous!!

julie said...

also, where do you get El Pinto salsa?

Jonesy said...

I've been told this recipe is nearly identical to Cafe Rio's, but haven't tried theirs yet. As for the cilantro, neither Mike nor I are huge fans, so we go easy on it. You can get El Pinto at Walmart, but Harmon's carries most, if not all, of their line, while Walmart only carries a few of them. I REALLY like their stuff, but not everyone's tastes are the same as mine. What do you usually use?

Tasha said...

This made for a super delicious Sunday meal yesterday! Thanks!

MOMof7 said...

Thank you for posting the recipe for me! I'll be trying this after all the Thanksgiving leftovers are gone. ;)