Cafe Rio Sweet Pork

A plate of Cafe Rio sweet pork.

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This Cafe Rio Sweet Pork is tender, juicy, and full of flavor! Just throw the ingredients in your slow cooker in the morning and it will be ready for dinner that evening - it's that easy. This pork is the perfect addition to burritos, tacos, salads and more.


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  • 3 lb pork shoulder or butt
  • 16 oz Coca Cola, divided
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 salt and pepper
  • 4 oz can diced chiles
  • 10 oz can mild red enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


  1. Place roast inside slow cooker. Pour half of the Coke and water around pork. Add garlic, salt, and pepper.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 9 hours.
  3. Remove pork from slow cooker and shred. Toss the liquid from the slow cooker.
  4. In a blender, blend together the other half of the Coke, diced green chilies, enchilada sauce and brown sugar.
  5. Place the pork back in the slow cooker. Pour the blended sauce over the pork. Cover and cook for 1 more hour on low heat.


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