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Cafe Rio Sweet Pork {copycat}

Cafe Rio Sweet Pork {Copycat}

Sweet shredded pork made in the slow cooker, inspired by the popular Cafe Rio restaurant!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Marinade Time 1 hour
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 593kcal
Author Tiffany


Step 1

  • 2 pounds pork (rib meat or loin)
  • ¾ cup coke
  • ¼ cup brown sugar

Step 2

  • 1 cup coke
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon onion salt
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder

Step 3

  • ¾ cup coke
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 4 ounce can diced green chiles
  • 10 ounces mild red enchilada sauce


  • Step 1: Place pork in a zip lock bag. Add coke and brown sugar and seal bag. Chill at least 1 hour or overnight.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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


Calories: 593kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 803mg | Potassium: 488mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg