MEL'S KITCHEN CAFE
COPYCAT CAFE RIO SWEET PORK RECIPE
A quick look into sweet pork land shows basically the same recipe floating around with a few variations here and there. I used those older knockoff recipes as a starting place, experimented like crazy, and came up with the best sweet pork in the history of ever.
Our favorite way to eat this delectable sweet pork is piled high layers of cilantro lime rice, salsa black beans*, sweet pork, toppings galore (avocados, sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa), and a healthy drizzle of cilantro lime ranch dressing.
This flavorful sweet pork can be made in the pressure cooker or slow cooker. The pictures below are using a pressure cooker because I think electric pressure cookers are life. But you can’t go wrong with a slow cooker either.
How to make Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Recipe
Combine all the seasoning ingredients together in a small bowl. Measure out 2 tablespoons of the mixture and save for later.
Cut the pork roast into large chunks (4-6 inches) and rub the remaining seasoning mixture (not the reserved 2 tablespoons) evenly over all sides of the pork.
Add the root beer/cola soda and the 1 cup green salsa/enchilada sauce to the insert of an electric pressure cooker. Stir to combine. Add the seasoned pork. Secure the lid, set the valve to seal and cook on high pressure for 55-60 minutes.
Transfer the pork to a cutting board or pan and shred.
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