our sweet pork recipe mimicked by cafe rio is authentic. The pork is marinated and slow cooked to perfection with some amazing ingredients!
cafe rio sweet pork recipe (copycat)
This sweet pork recipe mimicked by cafe rio is one of the most popular recipes on our website. that’s because it tastes very similar to the original. the pork is tender and juicy, with the perfect amount of sweetness. We originally shared this recipe in 2007, and it has been the most popular copycat coffee rio recipe on the internet! Be sure to check out all of our other tasty Mexican recipes! We have all kinds of delicious Mexican dishes to complete your meals and celebrations!
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ways to use sweet pig
sweet pork is my favorite meat at cafe rio. I love it! when prepared correctly, it practically melts in your mouth. With this recipe, you can now have the amazing taste of brown Rio pork at home – all you need are a few simple ingredients and a crock pot. once it’s crushed and ready to use, use it as a topping or filling in any of the following ways.
- sweet pork salad
- our version of cafe rio’s chicken tortilla soup
- fresh salsa (pico de gallo)
- cilantro and lime vinaigrette from coffee rio
- our version of the sweet pork burrito from cafe rio
- homemade flour tortillas
- homemade tortilla strips
- the best guacamole in the world
- our version of rice with cilantro and lime and black beans from coffee river
- Café Rio Cilantro Ranch Dressing
- the complete sweet pork salad from cafe rio
slow cooker satisfaction
I love preparing meals in the crock pot and this is no exception. the pork is slow cooked all day, and then come dinner time, you have an amazing dish to serve your family. it also makes the house smell so good! I always make a ton of this sweet pork so I can use it in multiple recipes throughout the week, I also find myself as a snack straight out of the fridge. It’s so good!
The slow cooker makes this recipe so easy to make. if you’re short on time, you can skip the marinating step. it adds more flavor to the meat, but it will still turn out excellent. the pork cooks a long time in the slow cooker, making the meat tender and easy to shred. Due to differences in slow cooker heat, be sure to check several times throughout the day to make sure the meat isn’t overcooked.
our cafe rio sweet pork copycat recipes
We’ve gotten a lot of rave reviews about this sweet pork recipe. this pig is the real deal! we are delighted that so many of you enjoyed this recipe as much as we did.
“So I moved to Texas a little over a year ago, and to my despair, there isn’t a Café Río for 500 miles. i love the pork bbq burrito and have not been able to recreate it or find anything like it here in texas until this recipe, thanks for posting this. every time I eat it, it’s like a warm homey feeling comes over me.” -kamie
“I was skeptical because the ingredients seem so random, but we love this recipe and have made it with and without a marinade several times. a++ both ways.” -jessica
“This was absolutely perfect. in. tastes amazing leftovers too!!!!!” -jared
“We love, love, love this recipe! We’ve been doing it for several years now and it sure is a treat! I love your blog and have never been disappointed! I do a lot when I make it and freeze it…it tastes just as good when thawed! also the dressings freeze well too! Thank you for your time and talent!”- misti
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