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Cafe Rio Sweet Pork {copycat}
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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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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

Nutrition

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