A few years ago I discovered this Cafe Rio pork recipe. I had never been to Cafe Rio, but it sounded good and I decided to give it a try! It was so good that I continued to make it over and over again, without ever knowing if it actually tasted like the pork from Cafe Rio. After years of making this copycat version, I finally got a chance to go to Cafe Rio and try their Pork! I was surprised to find how much mine actually tasted like theirs!
This is the simplest crockpot recipe, and everyone in our family loves it. In the morning I just put a large pork butt roast into a crockpot with about a can and a half of Coca-Cola. I sprinkle some garlic powder and about 1 cup of brown sugar over the roast. Then I turn it on low and let it cook all day.
Once the pork is ready to shred I pour the fat and juices into a different bowl, and put the pork back into the crockpot. Then I add a large can of mild enchilada sauce, 1 can of Coca-Cola, 1 cup of brown sugar, 2 cans of chopped green chilis, and some more garlic powder. Then I shred the pork and let the mixture warm up.
This pork is so versatile that we have eaten in many ways. Sometimes we’ll have it on a bun as a sandwich, other times we’ll eat it served over rice, and other times in a burrito.
I think that it is best when served over rice and topped with my amazing corn salsa. I also like to top it with some green salsa, sour cream, and shredded cheese.Print
Crockpot Mexican Pork- Cafe Rio Pork Recipe
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 8 hours
- Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
- Pork Butt Roast
- 3 cans Coca-Cola
- 2 c. brown sugar
- 2 cans diced green chilis
- 2 T. Garlic Powder
- 1 large can enchilada sauce
- Place pork roast, 1.5 cans Coca-Cola, 1 c. brown sugar, and 1 T. Garlic Powder in crockpot and turn on low for about 8 hrs or until pork is ready to shred.
- Pour sauces out of crockpot.
- Shred Pork Roast
- Add 1.5 cans Coca-Cola, 1 c. brown sugar, 1 T. Garlic Powder, Green Chilis, and Enchilada Sauce. Cook until warm.
- Serve over rice. Top with fresh corn salsa, green salsa, sour cream, and cheese.
- Recipe freezes well.
This pork also freezes and reheats really well. I just let it cool and put it into a freezer bag and freeze flat. Then I just thaw it in the fridge and warm it up on the stove. If you’re looking for a simple and delicious dinner recipe you will fall in love with this amazing Cafe Rio pork recipe.