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Copycat Cafe Rio Sweet Pork

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

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


  • 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


  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.