I LOVE cafe Rio! Their food is delicious and definitely one of my personal favorites. Yesterday, I posted the recipe for Cafe Rio’s Creamy Tomatillo Dressing, and a couple weeks ago I shared a recipe for Cafe Rio’s Chicken and today I am going to share a recipe for their Sweet Pork. I really enjoy the flavor of their sweet pork and was excited to find a recipe for it.
CAFE RIO SWEET PORK
recipe from: “One Good Thing” By Jilliee
2 pounds pork roast
2 cans Coke (NOT diet)
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 c. water
1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies
1 (10 oz) can enchilada sauce (I used Old El Paso and I used only 3/4 of can)
1 c. brown sugar
Put the pork in a reclosable bag to marinate, pour in one of the cans of Coke and 1/2 c. brown sugar. Marinate for a few hours or overnight. (I’ve done both…they both work.)
Drain marinade and put pork, 1/2 can of Coke, water, and garlic salt in crock pot on high for about 3-4 hours.
Remove pork from crock pot, drain off liquid, shred pork.
Mix together (in a bowl or in the blender) other 1/2 can of Coke, can of chiles, enchilada sauce and brown sugar.
Put shredded pork back in the crock pot, cover with sauce, heat just until warmed through.
To make your salad Cafe Rio Style you will need:(any are optional of course)
shredded cheddar cheese
Rice-they use a cilantro rice
Black or Pinto Beans (I tend to prefer black beans in my salad, my picture below is with pinto because I was out)
Cafe Rio Sweet Pork or Chicken
Pico de Gallo
Avacado or Guacamole
Tortilla strips (Or crumbled tortilla chips)
Cafe Rio’s Tomatillo Dressing
For those that either haven’t been or haven’t heard of Cafe Rio, Here is how they layer and make their yummy salads!