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Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Recipe

April King
This copycat Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Recipe is perfect for family dinner any night of the week. It's full of delicious sweet flavor, and can be served in burritos, tacos, enchiladas, or on a salad. If your a Cafe Rio fan, you will find this sweet pork recipe tastes just like the real thing!
4.88 from 40 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 438 kcal


  • 3 lbs. boneless pork shoulder/butt
  • 16 oz. Dr. Pepper, not diet
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 4 oz. can diced green chili's
  • 8 oz. red enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar


  • Spray inside of the crock pot with non stick cooking spray. Add pork shoulder/butt to your crock pot, and pour 1 cup of Dr. Pepper and water around pork. It does not need to cover the roast.
  • Sprinkle garlic powder, salt, and pepper evenly over pork roast.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours.
  • Remove cooked pork from the crock pot and transfer to a cutting board. Drain the liquid from the crock pot. Shred pork and remove any fat. Place shredded pork back into crock pot.
  • In a blender or food processor, blend remaining 1 cup of Dr. Pepper, diced green chili's, enchilada sauce, and brown sugar until smooth.
  • Pour sauce over shredded pork and stir to coat pork well. Cover and cook and additional 2 hours on low.
  • Serve in in burritos, tacos, or on a salad. Enjoy!


*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.


Calories: 438kcalCarbohydrates: 34.8gProtein: 42.1gFat: 12.3gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 130mgSodium: 379mgPotassium: 42.1mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 32.6gVitamin A: 3.1IUCalcium: 21.8mgIron: 17.2mg
Keyword Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Recipe
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