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Slow Cooker Copycat Cafe Rio Pork

This is my all time favorite recipe for pork loin... a copycat Cafe Rio Sweet Pork recipe.  Can you believe I had never even heard of Cafe Rio until I moved to Utah?  Boy, what had I been missing all my life?!?!?! Of course, as soon as I tasted it I had to recreate it at home.  Originally I started with just coke, salsa and brown sugar, but the recipe has evolved over the past few years and what I have ended up with is pure perfection.  This is a great meal to make when you are feeding a crowd of people because it makes a ton and basically cooks itself in your slow cooker.  I like to serve it with rice, sour cream, creamy tomatillo dressing and pico de gallo over tortillas or chips!  This is sure to become one of your family favorites.

Looking for an Instant Pot version of this recipe?  Click HERE!

  • 3-4 pounds boneless pork roast 
  • 1 can of coke, (NOT diet)
  • 2 cups of your favorite salsa, blended (my fav is peach mango in this recipe)
  • 10-12oz can red enchilada sauce
  • 1-1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2-1 tsp chili powder
  1. Season the pork with salt and pepper, place the pork loin in your crock pot and pour the can of coke over it.  
  2. Cook the pork on high for about 6 hours.  
  3. Shred the pork in the coke.
  4. Add the blended salsa, enchilada sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder and chili powder and stir well.  
  5. Cook an additional 1-2 hours on high. 
  6. Put the crock pot on low until ready to serve.

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