This is for Kristi, who is living way too far away from the nearest Cafe Rio. It's pretty darn close to the original. You have to start cooking the meat the night before, but if you make enough, you can freeze it and pull it out to reheat and serve any time you like. We serve it with hot rice, too, so factor in time to have that prepared, too. And enjoy.
Source: Park 5th Ward Relief Society
1 pkg. Hidden Valley Buttermilk Ranch packet
1 C. buttermilk
1 C. mayonaise
1 clove minced garlic
1/3 bunch cilantro
1/2 tsp. lime juice
1 small jalepeno pepper
Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Stick in the fridge to chill.
Pork (I used a bone-in pork shoulder because it's economical, but also a little disgusting to me because it has some skin and some bones. Use whatever pork you want.)
Coke (a couple cans to a liter bottle, depending how much you want to use)
1 bottle of honey barbeque sauce
Put the pork in a crockpot. Pour the whole bottle of barbeque sauce over the pork, and then pour in the Coke until the meat is covered. I used a couple of cans, but it depends on how much meat you're cooking. Let it cook overnight or until the meat falls apart. Then pull out the meat and shred it.
You can do this however you want. We put a tortilla in a biggish bowl. Put in the shredded meat, some hot rice, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, black beans, crunchy tortilla strips. Then pour on the dressing. MMMmmm! You can also put another sprig of cilantro on top for garnish if you want to.