365 Days of Slow Cooking: Day 210: Cafe Rio Pork
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Monday, August 24, 2009

Day 210: Cafe Rio Pork

6 lbs boneless pork roast
2 cans El Pato (Mexican style tomato sauce)
1 cup brown sugar
4 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce

Place pork in slow cooker with 1/2 cup water. Cook pork roast until it falls apart on LOW for 6 hours. Shred pork and discard drippings. Add tomato sauce and brown sugar and cook on LOW for 2 more hours. Serve over salad, tortillas, or sandwiches. Makes 15-18 servings.

We had this with the other Cafe Rio items from yesterday's post. Of course, it was awesome. I had a little salad with pork on it and a little salad with the chicken. Both were great. I prefer the chicken. 4 stars.


  1. I have used the following recipe for Cafe Rio Pork for a couple of years - we moved from SLC out of state and this recipe makes me feel like I am sitting in Cafe Rio! It's close to your recipe, and I know you must be 'porked out' LOL but next time you try Cafe Rio Pork - try it this way - I would give this 5 stars - no question! Here is the link:

    Thanks for sharing all your great ideas! Keep going!!

  2. It also needs 4 cans regular tomato sauce.

  3. Yum, I love Cafe Rio! My sister in PA is always craving Cafe Rio, so thanks for the recipes!

  4. I've seen El Pato sauce in green cans and yellow cans. I can't remember what the difference is (maybe the green cans have jalapeno added?) Do you use green or yellow? Thanks! Awesome blog BTW!

  5. I was cleaning out my freezer this past week and found a bag of leftovers of this recipe from a long time ago...but I heated it up and made pork nachos...so yummy! Love this recipe!

  6. This was good, i think it was better in a burrito because it was to soggy on bun i would try to toast it. 3 1/2 stars