Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sweet Pork

This is the best knock-off of Cafe Rio's sweet pork I have found. I'll be the first to admit that I am not a Cafe Rio expert, so it may not be exact, BUT this recipe is absolutely delicious. It is sweet, but not too sweet with lots of good flavor thrown in there as well. Lots of knock-off recipes for this pork call for Coke. I just don't like Coke, so I was glad to find a yummy knock-ff that does not call for Coke. Eat this in the classic Cafe Rio Salad (full details coming tomorrow) or in a burrito, tacos, on top of nachos, etc.
(photo courtesy of ohsweetbasil.com via google images)

Cafe Rio Sweet Pork
3-4 lb. pork roast or tenderloin
12 oz. can tomato sauce
8 oz. can "El Pato" Mexican tomato sauce (found on the Mexican food aisle in a yellow can)
1 cup brown sugar
1-2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
1/2 cup water

Cook pork on low for 6-8 hours until cooked through. Shred pork and drain off any fat if necessary and add all the other ingredients. Continue to cook on low at least one more hour until ready to serve.

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