Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sww-eeee-tttt PORK!

I'm sure that this picture looks familiar to many and to those that it doesn't you are really missing out. Here is Utah (and it's beginning to spread elsewhere) we have a wonderful restaurant called Cafe Rio. They have many wonderful tasty delights to make your mouth water when you smell. One of my favorites is the Sweet Barbacoa Pork (yum, yum, yum!). Though it's one of my favorites and you get a lot of food Cafe Rio is still a little on the spendy side (from my poor college student point of view that is) but I have been craving it for the last couple of weeks, which left me at a quandary...what to do, what to do? I know! I'll make it myself!
That's just what I did, if you search Cafe Rio sweet pork recipe in google you can find thousands of results. I looked at many of them and decided to just pick one, and boy am I happy with the recipe that I chose. I only spent a little over a dollar for all the ingredients in the recipe, the rice, and vegetables (with tortillas it's a little more expensive) and so far we've gotten 10 burritos out of this and there is still more left in the fridge!

Sweet Pork

2 pounds pork (we use boneless pork rib meat)

3 cans Coke (NOT diet)

1/4 c. brown sugar

dash garlic salt

1/4 c. water

1 can sliced green chilies

3/4 can enchilada sauce (I use Old El Paso brand, medium spiciness but any will work)

1 c. brown sugar

Put the pork in a heavy duty ziploc bag to marinade. Add about a can and a half of coke and about 1/4 c. of brown sugar. Marinade for a few hours or overnight.

Drain marinade and put pork, 1/2 can of coke, water, and garlic salt in crock pot on high for about 3-4 hours (or until it shreds easily, but don't let it get TOO dry) or on low for 8 hours. Remove pork from crock pot and drain any liquid left in the pot. Shred pork.

In a food processor or blender, blend 1/2 can Coke, chilies, enchilada sauce and remaining brown sugar (about a cup, you can add a little more or less to taste..). If it looks too thick, add more Coke little by little.

Put shredded pork and sauce in crockpot and cook on low for 2 hours. That's it!

P.S I got the recipe from HERE

She also has copycat recipes for Cilantro-Lime Rice and Black Beans and the Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette for Salads. Plus many other yummy recipes

1 comment:

  1. oh my gosh! thanks for posting this beth. their sweet pork is my all time fav!