Shredded Sweet Pork Tacos

I’ve made these shredded pork tacos a few times and am always devouring every bite. They’re really delicious, and are a very reasonable reproduction of the sweet Cafe Rio Pork, if you’re familiar with that restaurant.

Sweet Shredded Pork

Pork Loin or Pork Roast
Sauce: 12 oz Coca-Cola Classic (do not use diet or generic)
1 1/2 Cup sugar
2 7oz can Chipotle Chilies in ADOBO Sauce
1 tsp dry ground mustard – heaping
1 tsp minced garlic.

Remove chilies from the can of adobo sauce. Rinse chilies with the coke to get all the sauce. Discard. Also rinse can with coke to get all remaining sauce. Put all ingredients in blender. Blend, pour over pork in crock pot and cook on low for 7-9 hours. After cooking, pull apart with forks into bite size pieces. Leave in sauce while you serve it.

Serve with all the fixings: sour cream, guacamole, shredded mexican cheese, mixed greens in light dressing (olive oil and apple cider vinegar) and corn tortillas (fried).

PS It seems bizarre to add a can of coke, but believe me, it’s goooood.
PPS I threw some leftover pork in a quesadilla yesterday and it was heavenly!

{pic via gourmet}


I'm trying this for the first time tonight, the smell coming from the crockpot is heavenly! Can't wait to eat!

Thank you!! I moved away from SLC 5 years ago and have been missing Cafe Rio's pork tacos. Now, can you tell me how to make a Tasty's blueberry donut?

I just got a new crock pot, can't wait to use it, this recipe looks delicious!!!

i am so glad you posted this because i was going to call and ask you for the recipe. they were delicious!

Michelle, definitely next time we'll invite you guys over. although, you'll have to help me fry all the shells, that part takes a little while

I've usually used a roast :), good luck! let me know how it turns out

yum. i love cafe rio pork! it's the best, i can't wait to try this recipe

mmm this really sounds delicious, putting it on my dinner menu this week

I love everything about tacos — and cannot wait to try this version!!

yes, throw away the peppers, you just want the sauce

Sounds yummy! Can't wait to try this recipe. When you say "discard" in the directions, do you mean to discard the peppers and just keep all the sauce?

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