Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Salad Copycat Recipe
  • 2 pound pork loin roast
  • 3 cans Coke (apparently, Diet Coke doesn't work, but I've used Coke Zero and didn't have any complaints)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 can diced green chilies, undrained
  • ⅔ cup red enchilada sauce (I made my own, but any can will work)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • Salad:
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Guacamole
  • Rice I like Cilantro Lime Rice)
  • Shredded cheese
  • Cilantro dressing (I use Trader Joe's Cilantro Salad dressing or the copycat recipe listed below)
  • Pico de Gallo (or chopped tomatoes)
  • Black beans
  • Tortilla strips or crushed tortilla chips
  • 1 large flour tortilla per salad
  1. Place the pork, ¼ cup brown sugar and one can of Coke in a heavy duty ziploc bag to marinate. Marinate in the fridge for several hours or overnight.
  2. Drain marinade and discard. Put pork, ½ can of Coke, water, and garlic salt in crock pot and cook on high for about 3-4 hours or on low for 8 hours. Remove pork from crock pot and drain liquid. Shred pork.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix 1 can Coke, green chilies, enchilada sauce and 1 cup brown sugar. Add additional Coke if needed.
  4. Put shredded pork and sauce in crock pot and cook on low for 2 hours. Add meat to salad, burritos, tacos, etc.
Recipe by Food Fun Family at