Monday, November 17, 2008

Sweet Pork Burritos or Salad (Costa Vida Style)

Tried these, LOVE them, and they are so much cheaper than a trip to the restaurant! It makes a TON (like 12-15 burritos) so you can freeze some for later too. Also, it ends up being between $1.50-$2.00 per burrito verses $6.99 in the restaurant! These are very similar to the real thing, which would have been nice to have this recipe in TX since they don't have a Costa Vida or Cafe Rio in San Antonio!!
To make a Sweet Pork Burrito...
Add the following to your tortilla
  1. Black or Pinto Beans (we just bought Bush's Black Beans in a can)
  2. Cilantro Lime Rice (recipe below)
  3. Sweet Pork (recipe below)
  4. Green Chile Enchilada sauce (just buy a can from the store)
  5. Mozzarella Cheese (We used the Mexican Blend Cheese from Kraft)

Smother with additional sauce and cheese if desired.

Put it in the oven or microwave to melt the cheese.

And on the side (if you want to):
Green Leaf Lettuce
Pico de Gallo


4 lb. pork roast (make sure it's the butt/rump roast)

I made the roast the day before to cut back on time the day of making these

2 cups brown sugar

1 (12-14 oz.) jar salsa

1 can Coke (12 oz.)

Place roast in crock pot, fill half way with water and cook for 6-8 hours on high

Discard water and shred meat; return to the crock pot

Combine sugar, salsa, and coke in a separate bowl.

Add mixture to the meat in the crock pot.

Cook an additional 3 hours. Stir occasionally.


2 cups rice

4 cups water

1/2 cup lime juice

chopped cilantro (use about 1/4 of the bunch)

Add everything to a pot and cook according to package directions

Do everything you did above, except instead of making a burrito, add it to some green leaf lettuce and make the following dressing...
In a blender combine:
1 Buttermilk Ranch Mix packet
2 cups mayo
2 cups buttermilk (or 1 cup sour cream and 1 cup milk)
2 tomatillos
1 jalapeno, seeded
1/2 - 1 bunch cilantro
1 Tbs lime juice
1 clove garlic, crushed
(I didn't add garlic and it still tasted YUMMY!!)


Angela said...

Jaime- Thank you for posting this recipe! I tried it and LOVED it! It tastes just like the real thing and was SOOOO easy! I'm going to try using half the sugar next time and see if it's still sweet enough.

Just a mom said...

Delish! Thanks!!