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Instant Pot Cafe Rio Sweet Pork

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 65 minutes (plus natural pressure release)
  • Total Time: 95 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x


Make your favorite restaurant’s sweet pork at home with just a handful of ingredients. This pulled pork is perfect over salad, rice, tacos, burritos, quesadillas or on a toasted bun. 


  • 2 1/4 cups Coke, divided (not diet)
  • 2 1/2 pounds pork shoulder, trimmed of excess fat and cut into quarters
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 (4 oz) can green chilies
  • 1 (10 oz can) red enchilada sauce


  1. Pour 1 ½ cups of Coke into Instant Pot. Add in the quartered pork, ¼ cup brown sugar and garlic salt.
  2. Cover and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 60 minutes. When the time is up let the pot sit there for 15 minutes and then move the valve to venting. 
  3. Discard the cooking liquid. Shred the meat. Keep the meat in the Instant Pot.
  4. Add ¾ cup Coke, 1 cup brown sugar, green chilies and enchilada sauce to a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into the Instant Pot. 
  5. Cover the pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 5 minutes. When the time is up you can use a quick release or a natural release. Remove the lid.
  6. Use tongs to serve the pork on top of salads, rice, burritos, tacos, quesadillas etc.


I like to buy the Pork Carnitas meat from Winco for this recipe. You can also use pork shoulder, butt, country style ribs, picnic roast. 

After I discarded the liquid I shredded my meat in 2 seconds using my hand mixer. Basically I just pulsed it a couple of times. 

  • Category: Pork
  • Method: Instant Pot