This Sweet Pork recipe (along with the other Cafe Rio recipes) is one of our most popular recipes on the site to date. We originally put this recipe on WAY back in 2007 and it has been the most popular Cafe Rio Copycat recipe on the internet.
For me, the sweet pork at Cafe Rio is THE way to go. I love it! I like it in the burritos and the salads and the tostada and the enchiladas and the….you get the point. It is always so tender and it practically melts in your mouth! I love the hint of sweetness, too. Now, you can have that amazing Cafe Rio pork at home — all you need is a few simple ingredients and a crock pot!
I love making meals in the crock pot and this is no exception. It slow cooks all day long and then at dinner time you have an amazing dish to serve to your family! It also makes the house smell soooooo good! I always make a ton of this sweet pork and eat it for days in burritos, enchiladas, salads, and even plain! It is so easy to do too. If you want to skip the marinade step… go for it. I have done it before and it has still turned out great! This cooks for a loooong time in the slow cooker, but because of differences in slow cooker heat, make sure you check it a few times along the way to make sure it doesn’t get too dry.
To make Sweet Pork Burritos, check out the full recipe HERE. To make the Sweet Pork Salad, check out the full recipe HERE.
We have gotten rave reviews and great feedback on this Sweet Pork (and on ALL of our Cafe Rio/Costa Vida copycats). This pork is the real deal! Check out all the positive comments below! To ALL of our Cafe Rio / Costa Vida copycat recipes, click HERE.