Cafe Rio Sweet Pork

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My husband and my son love Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Burritos so when I saw this recipe I knew I had to give it a try ASAP!  I have never had Cafe Rio’s version but Bob and Zach said that this was pretty close and also delicious.  It comes from a blog called “One Good Thing”.

2 pounds pork (she uses pork butt, I had half of a pork loin in the freezer so that’s what I used)

2 cans Coke (not Diet Coke)

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

1/4 cup water

1 can diced green chiles

3/4 can enchilada sauce

1 cup brown sugar

1  Put pork in resealable bag to marinate, pour in 1 can of Coke and 1/2 cup brown sugar.  Marinate for a few hours or overnight.

2  Drain marinade and put pork, 1/2 can Coke, water and garlic in crock pot on high for about 3 – 4 hours.  Remove pork from crock pot, drain off liquid and shred pork.  (She uses 2 forks but I learned this great tip at the Taste of Home Cooking School which I tried for the first time here.  You just put the pork butt or loin in the bowl of your mixer and with your paddle attachment just turn it on and let it go, it shreds the pork perfectly and quickly!)

3  Mix together in bowl or blender remaining 1/2 can of Coke, can of chiles, enchilada sauce and 1 cup brown sugar.

4  Put shredded pork back in crock pot and pour sauce over the top then heat just until warmed through.

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