I grew up in a wonderful home with an amazing mother. My 2 grandmothers lived close by and we were spoiled by them. One was named Anna and the other Rhea Anna. And so my handle if you will is Granny Ann. Together those 3 women taught me everything and taught me how to love living life by hand. I hope you enjoy the adventure as much as I have.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Emily's Sweet Pork Salad

It seems like every Mexican restrauant has their own recipe for Sweet Pork Salad. My daughter-in-law Emily and I have our own as well. She likes hers with a kick but I don't so this is the mild version and all the heat is opt. Lots of work the first time you make everything but totally worth it. The lime rice is delicious all by itself. 


3 heads Romaine lettuce, chopped

4 lbs pork roast
12 oz tomato sauce
3 teaspoons minced garlic
4 cups brown sugar
4 teaspoons cumin
1/4 cup molasses
½ teaspoon salt
12 oz. root beer, coke or Dr. Pepper

Combine in crockpot and cook 10 hours on low. Pour off juices and save, remove pork and shred.
½ juices from roast
½ jar green salsa verde (Herdez brand)

4 Tablespoons molasses
1 cup brown sugar
1-2 teaspoon cumin
4 drops Tabasco sauce

Lime Rice

2 Tablespoons butter
1 ¼ cups rice
2 ¼ cups chicken broth
¾ teaspoon salt
Juice and zest of 1 lime
2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
1/8 teaspoon cumin

In pot melt butter, fry rice for 2 minutes. Add liquid and other ingredients. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and cook until rice is tender approx. 20 mins

Creamy Cilantro Dressing

1 pkg. buttermilk ranch dressing (dry and the kind you add buttermilk to)
½ cup sour cream
½ cup mayo
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup fresh cilantro (chop after measuring)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
½ teaspoon garlic
2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/8 teaspoon cumin
1 Tablespoon sugar

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
A few drops Tabasco sauce

Blend in blender until smooth

Marie’s Pico de Gallo

Tomatoes (unpeeled)
Onions, chopped
Cilantro , minced
Lime juice

To serve:

Melt some cheese on a tortilla, add a scoop of the sweet pork, rice and black or pinto beans. Cover all with salad. Add dressing, Pico do Gallo, Parmesan cheese,Guacamole, Parmesean cheese, Tortilla strips.

No comments:

Post a Comment