Thursday, August 1, 2019

Cafe Rio Sweet Pork

Cafe Rio is a Utah primarily founded restaurant which has now unfold into California and Arizona (you fortunate people, you!).  But sadly it has no longer come to Oregon yet.  So every time I go to Utah, a go to to Cafe Rio is needed no longer less than once.  One of my favourite dishes to get there's their candy pork.  I like it in a burrito or on a salad.  It is delicious equally ways! And the now, with this recipe, I might make their delicious candy red meat at dwelling in my crock pot.

Cafe Rio Sweet Pork on a tortilla

There are plenty of other candy red meat recipes on the market within the blogosphere and I even have experimented with much of them.  This one is via way of far my favourite and is virtually same to the candy red meat from Cafe Rio.

Cafe Rio Sweet Pork on a plate

How to make Cafe Rio Sweet Pork
I bought red meat carnitas from the shop but you may use red meat roast or shoulder.  Just get the least dear cut of red meat you'll be able to find.

Then marinate the red meat for a number of hours in a can of coke and a few brown sugar.  You can use caffeine loose Coke in case you happen to like but DO NOT use Diet Coke.  After it marinades pour it all into the crock pot and permit it prepare dinner away.

About an hour earlier than serving pull it out of the crockpot and shred it.  Discard the liquid and placed the beef again into the crock pot.  Then upload within the enchilada sauce.

Cafe Rio Sweet Pork taco

Allow it to prepare dinner within the crockpot for one other 30 -60 minutes.  Then serve it alongside with cilantro lime rice and cafe rio black beans.  Top it with somewhat Monterey Jack or cotija cheese and wrap it up in a tortilla for a delicious quickly and simple meal.

It can also be vast in a taco or a quesadilla. Or my favourite approach to consume it's in a Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Salad.  I even have an Instant Pot Cafe Rio Pork recipe here.

Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Recipe
Instant Pot Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Recipe
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Cafe Rio Sweet Pork
Delicious candy pulled red meat correct on your favourite Mexican meals dish.
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword cafe rio candy pork, candy pork
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 40 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 50 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


3 lbs. boneless red meat carnitas, shoulder etc
12 oz Coke 1 can
1/4 c brown sugar
10 oz. enchilada sauce can
2 cloves minced garlic
4 oz diced greenchileis small can
3/4 C brown sugar


Marinade red meat for no longer less than 2 hours or overnight in can of coke and 1/4 C brown sugar.
Pour red meat and liquid into crock pot and prepare dinner on low for 8 hours or excessive for four hours.
Remove meat and shred. Discard liquid
Put meat again in crock pot and upload enchilada sauce, garlic, inexperienced chilies and brown sugar.
Cook for 30-60 extra minutes. If there's extra liquid drain a few off.CLICK FOR ALL >>>