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Shredded Cafe Rio Sweet Pork on a flour tortilla

Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Copycat Recipe

This Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Copycat Recipe is the real deal. The pork is marinated and slow-cooked to perfection in some surprising ingredients!
Course Main Course, Dinner
Cuisine Mexican/Spanish
Keyword Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 395kcal
Author Erica Walker



  • Put the pork in a heavy duty ziploc bag to marinade. Add about a can and a half of coke and about 1/4 cup of brown sugar. 
  • Marinade for a few hours or overnight.
  • Drain marinade and put pork, 1/2 can of 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) or on low for 8 hours. .
  • Remove pork from crock pot and drain any liquid left in the pot. Shred pork
  • 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.
  • Put shredded pork and sauce in crockpot and cook on low for 2 hours. That's it!



Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 310mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg