Slow Cooker Cafe Rio Sweet Pork

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 hours
  • Total Time: 10 hours 10 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 ¼ cups Coke, divided (not diet)
  • 2 ½ pounds pork shoulder, trimmed of excess fat and cut into quarters
  • 1 ¼ 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 slow cooker. Add in the quartered pork, ¼ cup brown sugar and garlic salt.
  2. Cover and cook on low for about 8 hours. Remove the lid. Discard the liquid. Shred the meat and return it back into the slow cooker.
  3. Add ¾ cup Coke, 1 cup brown sugar, green chilies and enchilada sauce to a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into slow cooker. 
  4. Cover and cook on low for another 2 hours. 
  5. 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: Slow Cooker