Saturday, August 1, 2009

Slow Cooked Pork Burrito Bowls

2 lbs. pork boneless shoulder roast
1 can (15 to 16 oz) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 envelope (1.25 oz) taco seasoning
1 can (4.5 oz) diced green chilies, undrained
2 pkg (7.6 oz each) Spanish rice mix
5 c. water
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
2 3/4 c. shredded Mexican blend cheese
2 1/4 c. shredded lettuce
3/4 c. salsa

1. If pork comes in netting or is tied, remove netting or strings. In 3 to 4 quart slow cooker, place pork. Pour beans around pork. Sprinkle dry taco seasoning mix over pork. Pour green chilies over beans.
2. Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
3. About 45 minutes before serving, in 3 quart saucepan, make rice mixes as directed on package, using water and butter.
4. Remove pork from cooker; place on cutting board. use 2 forks to pull pork into shreds. Return pork to cooker; gently stir to mix with beans.
5. To serve, spoon about 1 c. rice into each serving bowl, top with 1/2 c. pork mixture, 1/4 c. cheese, 1/4 c. lettuce and about 1 Tbsp. salsa.

Mango Salsa

We served this on top of the lemon salmon burgers, super tasty!

2 or 3 ripe mangos, peeled and diced
Juice and zest from 2 limes
1/2 red and green bell peppers, diced
1/2 small onion, finely diced
1 Tbsp. cilantro, if desired
1/2 jicama, peeled and diced
salt and pepper to taste

Toss all ingredients together. And voila! yummy!

Lemon Salmon Burgers

16 ounces flaked, fully cooked salmon
2 eggs
1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley
2 Tbsp. finely chopped onion
1/4 c. Italian seasoned bread crumbs
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1 pinch read pepper flakes
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 pinch dried basil

1. In a medium bowl, mix together the salmon, eggs, parsley, onion, breadcrumbs, 2 Tbsp. lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. basil, and red pepper flakes. Form into 6 FIRMLY packed patties, about 1/2 inch thick.
2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the patties, and cook for 4 minutes per side, or until nicely browned.
3. In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, 1 Tbsp. of lemon juice and a pinch of basil. Use as a sauce for your patties.