Copycat: El Loro

We drove to El Loro Mexican restaurant in Crystal last night. Somehow we managed to PASS Half Price Books without even thinking of stopping in…just to look.
As with most Mexican restaurants, the waitstaff brings a basket of chips to your table while you decide what to order. At La Casita, you may get two different red sauces: hot and mild. El Loro serves rojo and blanco / red and white, both caliente / hot. 
This may surprise you, but I usually don’t try to figure out the ingredients in a secret recipe. I was curious to know what was in the white sauce, though. If you Google it, you might find this is one:
1 quart Hellman’s Mayonnaise
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
4 ounces of grated bleu cheese (Treasure Cave Crumbled Gorgonzola is what you really want – it comes in a container with the perfect amount needed.)
1/4 cup dill pickle relish (not sweet)
1/4 cup finely chopped salad olives with pimentos
2/3 cup dry milk powder
2 cups of water
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4 thoughts on “Copycat: El Loro

  1. Katrina

    Have you tried it??? There is another one on allrecipes I just saw. Hmmm. That one might be closer. Once at El Loro I asked and the man (in not the best english) said that it was creama and sauce – pointing to the white sauce. Never could get a real recipe. It would make more sence with the mexican creama? since that is what mexicans use and not mayo. Just some thoughts. ~ Janice Chanski

  2. Brent

    The allrecipes one has all together too much cilantro, that can’t be it.

  3. Deb

    It does NOT have bleu cheese in it, nor relish, nor olives! It’s almost sweet, and it’s SO creamy, liquid-y. I love it, but can’t quite put my finger on the ingredients.

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