sweet pork

I have another recipe to share. I found this one on the blog Favorite Family Recipes, while looking for a way to duplicate the sweet pork at Cafe Rio. (For you non-Utahns, Cafe Rio is a local favorite fresh Mex restaurant that can't be beat.)

{ sweet pork }

2 pounds pork
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 RED enchilada sauce (I used Old El Paso brand, medium spiciness)
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). 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 crock pot and cook on low for 2 hours. That's it!

If you click on the blog link above, you can get the rest of the recipes needed to make Cafe Rio's sweet pork salad. However, we used the pork in tacos as a variation on our other favorite pork taco recipe. This one is more sweet, the other more savory.