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Low and Slow

Mar
968 Comments »   Posted by gretchen |  Category:Food

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When we were in Arizona, Brit made this amazing dinner- a Tex-Mex style salad with Tomatillo Ranch dressing.  Her inspiration came from a chain of restaurants in Arizona and Utah, Cafe Rio.  The other day, I had an out of the blue flashback  to that meal; I had to create it.  I did some digging around the internet and found some recipes.  I decided to go with the Sweet Pork Barbacoa salad with Tomatillo Ranch Dressing.

I used this recipe for the pork, these directions on how long to cook it in my Dutch oven, and this recipe for the dressing.  I ended up changing the pork rub a bit- I used salt, pepper and brown sugar.  I also poured half a bottle of hard cider in, and placed aluminum foil under the lid, almost touching the meat (this helps keep the heat in).  I’d forgotten how easy slow cooking is- you only need to spend a few minutes getting everything in the pot, and then it just cooks down.

I invited Marta over for dinner, and she and Brian both gave it the thumbs up, so I’ve put this recipe on my short list.

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Marta brought over these GF sandwich cookies for dessert.  I ate them like the Cookie Monster.

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