Sweet Pork salads stuffed with cilantro lime rice, beans and a killer mango dressing. ohsweetbasil.com_.jpg

I’ve mentioned a few times now that our Sweet Pork recipe is our absolute favorite. But throw it in a warm tortilla with rice, beans, and a mango dressing and it is a dream come true. Truly. I mean, who doesn’t love mango dressing?! So, you’ll notice two links in the recipe to lead you to the sweet pork and cilantro lime rice, make sure you click those to make everything.

Sweet Pork made with old el paso sauce, brown sugar and root beer. Your kids will be begging for more! ohsweetbasil.com_2

In my church we all serve in different areas and it’s all volunteer. So, none of us including our bishop (which is like our priest in a way) receive any pay. For a few years I was serving in the Primary presidency, so I helped with all of the kids in our ward (that’s just how we are separated, much like school districts). I loved it. Some may worry that being a mom all week long would make you want adult only time on Sunday, but the kids are so sweet and eager to learn that there’s just such a special feeling being in there with them. Plus, I love how simple the lessons are. It’s such a good reminder of what’s important and that each of us are here for a reason and there is a God who loves us.

Sweet Pork made with old el paso sauce, brown sugar and root beer. Your kids will be begging for more! ohsweetbasil.com_2

Ok, I know this is not typical for how I write on here, but stick with me regardless of beliefs. So, a few months back my job or calling was changed to a Relief Society Instructor. (Relief Society is for the women of our church. You can read more about it by clicking that link back there) So, once a month I teach from a talk chosen from Conference. In May it was on For Peace at Home.  Since then I’ve been thinking a lot about peace and how I contribute to it or take it away in the home. As a mother I feel it is my duty help make our home a place of safety and peace for my children. It seems that life is so full of demands and distractions that we begin to lose peace every day. For example, our phones go everywhere. Anyone can reach us any time, and people everywhere can  “check out” via instagram, pinterest, facebook, etc. not to mention phone calls, texts and emails. Then there’s the media…


Sweet Pork made with old el paso sauce, brown sugar and root beer. Your kids will be begging for more! ohsweetbasil.com_2I know that when I’m too worried about my own life, phone, internet etc that I’m snappier with my kids. I need to unplug, remember what’s important and that peace returns. That’s always easier said than done, but I’m trying daily to remember that peace is essential to a happy family.


I’m curious what you do in your lives to keep a peaceful and safe home?

Sweet Pork Salad with Mango Dressing

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours, 2 minutes

Yield: 6 pork salads

Sweet Pork Salad with Mango Dressing

Pork Salad with a sweet and spicy mango dressing.


  • Tortillas
  • Sweet Pork
  • Cilantro Lime Rice
  • Black or Pinto Beans, warmed
  • Lettuce, Chopped
  • Cilantro
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Cotija Cheese
  • For the Mango Dressing
  • 1 Mango, peeled, and chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cumin


  1. Warm the tortillas and fill with rice, beans, meat, lettuce, salsa, gaucamole and cheese.
  2. Meanwhile in a blender, add the mango, greek yogurt, lemon juice, and cumin. Blend until smooth. Serve over pork salad.


We prefer to have sweet pork one night and these salads as leftovers, but either way works.


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