Recently I posted recipes for homemade version of Cafe Rio Pork and Cafe Rio Chicken. Nick at heywhatchagotcookin.blogspot.com reminded me there was one more offering that I hadn’t thought to share yet. BEEF!
Yesterday we made a stop at the Cafe Rio in Tustin, CA for a quick bite during our crazy day of wedding and reception activities. I had to laugh because for the first 10 minutes after we sat down at our table with our food there was complete SILENCE! Everyone was so intent on their food and enjoying it’s DELICIOUSNESS…not a word was spoken until the silence was broken with things like “mmmmmm….that was SO good!” or “that was the most delicious thing I’ve ever eaten!” :-) (We might have been a little hungry at the time!)
So, in honor of one of our very favorite places to eat…here is the final recipe in Cafe Rio Trifecta of “meat” offerings:
Cafe Rio Beef
- 3lb Chuck Roast
- 1 Can Green Chile Sauce
- 1 C Beef Broth
- 1 Small Can Tomato Sauce
- 1 T Cumin
- 1/2 Onion
- 3 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
Place chuck roast in crock pot, pour green chile sauce, beef broth, & tomato sauce over the top and add cumin & garlic. Cut an onion in half a place full onion rings on top of the roast to flavor…they will be removed when the roast is cooked and discarded. Cook on low for 8-9 hours, or until meat falls apart easily. Shred meat into a different container, strain juices from the crock pot and pour over shredded beef.