The Un-barbeque! Sweet ‘n Tangy Pulled Pork Tacos #Recipe #HormelFamily

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As the month draws to a close I just want to remind you all that May is National Barbeque Month.  For my family that means, well, we don’t currently have a grill so it doesn’t mean much as far as having an outdoor barbeque goes.  But that doesn’t mean that we didn’t enjoy a delicious “un-barbeque” dinner of Sweet ‘n Tangy Pulled Pork Tacos.  In some regions of the country this recipe is known as Café Rio pulled pork tacos.  If you’re from Utah or Idaho then you know how people idolize this dish.

We cooked a pork roast from a wild hog my hubs shot while out hunting with his brothers. If you don’t happen to have any wild hogs handy you can always substitute a Hormel Always Tender Roast Flavored Pork Roast.

Though there are a lot of ingredients it really is a fairly simple recipe.

Here is the recipe for the taco meat…



And here is the recipe for the delicious lime cilantro dressing…

Cafe Rio Lime Cilantro Dressing
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  • 1/2 c. buttermilk
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1 packet of ranch dressing mix
  • A handful of cilantro
  • 1/2 c. (real) mayo
  • 4 tbsp. Salsa verde
  • Squeeze of lime juice (about 1/2 lime)
  • 1 clove of garlic.


  • Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.


If you are going to make this as a dressing for a Cafe Rio Pulled Pork Salad add one cup of milk and blend.


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  1. These look delish!! Thank you for sharing the recipe!
  2. I have not eaten pulled pork in a long time and this sounds so good.
  3. marissia w says
    This is great recipe I think I'll use fish instead though
  4. this is new to me. WIll have to try out the recipe very soon. SOunds and looks very good
  5. shelly peterson says
    I have never heard of this before but this sounds so Yummmy! I will have to give these a try and since I don't have a wild hog handy I will have to get a pork roast from the store : ) Thanks for sharing!
  6. Mary Dailey says
    This looks so good! I'm trying it!
  7. those look sooo good. anything with cilantro is good in my book!!
  8. Tim Stephens says
    Wow these look good... I've never done pulled pork in tacos... I can't wait to give the Cafe Rio Lime Cilantro Dressing a try... If I don't go for the pulled pork I might try it with chicken... thanks for all the great ideas
  9. Yum! Like Tim, we haven't tried the pork, but will next time we pull together a party. Simple and easy to serve - gotta love it. Thanks.
  10. Ohmygoodness I want to try ALL of your recipes! xoxo
  11. I'm making this tonight...fingers crossed they look as yummy as yours xo
  12. Sandy VanHoey says
    I'm printing right now. We love pulled pork around here so I think my daughter and son-in-law would love this recipe. Thanks!
  13. My mouth is watering reading this the lime cilantro sauce sounds amazing!
  14. the sauce sounds delicous!!
  15. Thomas Murphy says
    sounds good, thanks for the recipe