Fiesta Lime Rice & Sweet Barbacoa Pork

Well hello lady friends! Tonight I have a super yum recipe to share. I was just going to share a nice summer fiesta rice recipe, but last night I made it hand in hand with some shredded Barbacoa Pork, and it was quite the hit, so I'll post both. Again, this rice is amazing on it's own, but if there's a man in your family, I'd bet he'd appreciate the added meat. {Personally, my favorite way to have this rice is with shredded grilled lemon chicken, but is also amazing with the pork. Can't really go wrong!} Here goes:

Slow Cooked Sweet Barbacoa Pork

  • 2.5 lbs pork loin roast
  • salt and pepper
  • garlic powder
  • 6 oz Coke zero
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (unpacked)
  • 1/4 cup water
Step 2
  • 8 oz Coke zero
  • 6 oz can sliced green chilies
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp chipotle chili powder (to taste)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (unpacked)

Season pork with salt, pepper and garlic powder and place in the crock pot. Add 6 oz of coke and 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Marinate refrigerated for a few hours or overnight turning meat at least once while marinating.

Remove crock from refrigerator, add water, and cook on high for about 3-4 hours (or until it shreds easily). Remove pork from crock pot and discard any liquid left in the pot. Shred pork with two forks.

Step two: In the crock pot, combine 8 oz coke, green chilies, tomato sauce, chipotle chile, garlic powder, cumin, chipotle chili powder and remaining brown sugar.

Put shredded pork back in the crock pot and combine with sauce. Adjust salt and pepper to taste, cover and cook on high 1 to 1- 1/2 hours more. {This is when I start making the lime rice recipe. I take my sweet time chopping veggies so usually everything is done at the same time.. with maybe a little extra time to set the table and do a little relaxing before the pork is completed.}

Fiesta Lime Rice

* 3 cups cooked long grain rice
* 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and heated
* 1 cup cooked corn (I used Trader Joe's Fire Roasted frozen Corn), heated
* 1 large tomato, diced
* 1 large scallion, diced fine
* 2-4 tbsp chopped cilantro (to your liking)
* 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice {I usually cut up at least 4 limes for this, though, cause I'm a lime lover.}
* salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl, combine hot rice, heated corn, heated beans, tomato, scallion, cilantro, lime juice and salt if needed. Toss and serve.

{I also served this with a little bit of cheese and some tortillas on the side. It's nice to rip up a tortilla on the side and wrap up each bite.}

Further proof of goodness is when someone passes out during or shortly after the big feast:

Love you girls.


Katie said...

WHERE do you get trader joe's stuff? do you have it sent to your house? trader joe's is incredible! also, this sounds so yummy, thanks for posting!

Lara said...

Unfortunately I don't get trader joes corn. I wish I could find it. That was actually just copied from the original recipe. If you can find it let me know!