Copycat Cafe Rio Sweet Pork

Published on Apr 27, 2010
Updated on Nov 27, 2018

Copycat Cafe Rio Sweet Pork // Tried and Tasty

Copycat Cafe Rio Sweet Pork // The most delicious sweet pork for tacos, burritos, or salad! | Tried and Tasty Use this Copycat Cafe Rio Sweet Pork recipe in emergency situations only, in all other cases: GO TO CAFE RIO!!! This was so much work, and so time consuming… but it was really, really good! Steve and I made salads with the meat and loved it. We even made it for my mother-in-law for her birthday and she too raved about it. If you’ve got the time, go for it – just plan ahead!

Copycat Cafe Rio Sweet Pork // The most delicious sweet pork for tacos, burritos, or salad! | Tried and TastyCopycat Cafe Rio Sweet Pork // The most delicious sweet pork for tacos, burritos, or salad! | Tried and TastyCopycat Cafe Rio Sweet Pork // The most delicious sweet pork for tacos, burritos, or salad! | Tried and Tasty

Copycat Cafe Rio Sweet Pork

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Cafe Rio, Sweet Pork
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Marinade: 4 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 292 kcal
Author: Yvonne

This Copycat Cafe Rio Sweet Pork is absolutely delicious and is perfect for tacos, burritos, or salad!

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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. pork
  • 3 cans Coke NOT diet
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • Dash garlic salt
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1 4 oz can sliced green chilies
  • 3/4 can red enchilada sauce
  • 1 c. brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Put the pork in a heavy duty Ziplock bag to marinade. Add about a can and a half of coke and about 1/4 c. brown sugar. Marinade for a few hours, or overnight. The longer the better.

  2. Drain marinade and put pork, 1/2 can Coke, water, and garlic salt in crock pot on high for about 3-4 hours (or until it shreds easily, but don't let it get too dry).

  3. Remove pork from crock pot and drain any liquid left in the pot. Shred pork.

  4. In a food processor or blender, blend 1/2 can Coke, chilies, enchilada sauce and remaining brown sugar (about a cup, you can add a little more or less to taste). If it looks too thick add more Coke little by little.

  5. Put shredded pork and sauce in crock pot and cook on low for 2 hours. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Copycat Cafe Rio Sweet Pork
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 50mg2%
Potassium 249mg7%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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7 comments about “Copycat Cafe Rio Sweet Pork

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Lucilee, great question! The can of green chilies should be approximately 4 ounces. Thanks for bringing this to my attention – I’ve updated the recipe with this detail.

  1. Jessica Hall

    I suppose I will have to make this some time. I love Cafe Rio, but since we don’t live near one I will just have to make it my self some time. Would you happen to know the recipe for their ranch dressing? Then I can really have the yummy salad.

    1. Yvonne

      I sure do happen to have the recipe you are looking for! Check under the “salad dressing” link and you will find it, or search at the top of the website for “cafe rio” and you can find it that way too! It’s SO delish! Did you get your giftcard?

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