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Cafe Rio Sweet Pork {copycat}
Cafe Rio Sweet Pork {Copycat}
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs 20 mins
Marinade Time
1 hr
Total Time
3 hrs 40 mins

Sweet shredded pork made in the slow cooker, inspired by the popular Cafe Rio restaurant!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: pork, pulled, sweet
Servings: 6
Author: Tiffany
Step 1
  • 2 pounds pork (rib meat or loin)
  • 3/4 cup coke
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
Step 2
  • 1 cup coke
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
Step 3
  • 3/4 cup coke
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 4 ounce can diced green chiles
  • 10 ounces mild red enchilada sauce
  1. Step 1: Place pork in a zip lock bag. Add coke and brown sugar and seal bag. Chill at least 1 hour or overnight.

  2. Step 2: Add pork to slow cooker and discard marinade. Add coke, water, garlic salt, onion salt, and chili powder. Cover and cook on high 3 hours. Drain slow cooker and shred pork with two forks.

  3. Step 3: Blend coke, brown sugar, chili powder, green chills, and enchilada sauce together in blender. Pour sauce into slow cooker. Cook 30 minutes longer. Serve with rice if desired.

Recipe Notes

Serving suggestions: over rice, in enchiladas, tacos, on a sandwich or in a wrap, in a salad, and anything else you can imagine!