This recipe comes from a replica of Cafe Rio’s Sweet Pork Salad by Erica. It was given to me by a co-worker so I’m not entirely certain where on the internet this recipe originally comes from. This is a portion of the recipe that I used for alternate purposes – super delicious and pretty easy. Enjoy!
Sweet Shredded Pork
Prep time: 4 hours to overnight (marinate)
Cook time: 4 hours
Yields: 4-6 servings
2 pound pork roast
1.5 to 2 cans of coke
1/4 cup brown sugar
dash garlic salt
1/4 cup water
1 can diced green chilies
1/3 to 1/2 cup salsa
1 cup brown sugar
Marinate pork in 1 can coke and 1/4 cup brown sugar for 4 hours or overnight.
Transfer pork and marinade to slow cooker; add garlic salt and water and cook on high for 4 hours, until pork shreds easily with a fork.
Meanwhile blend 1/2 can coke, green chilies, and salsa in a food processor or blender. If the sauce is too thick, add more coke until desired consistency is reached.
Remove pork from slow cooker. Shred pork and transfer to serving dish. Add sauce and mix thoroughly. Discard marinade.
This dish can be served as a delicious salad topping, as a sandwich filling, or with rice – I recommend this Cilantro-Lime Rice that was part of the original Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Salad.
**UPDATE: here is the link to the original recipe this one came from: click.