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Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Copycat Recipe, Easy pork recipe, Slow Cooker Pork Roast
Servings: 6
Calories: 486kcal
Author: Elyse Ellis


  • Slow Cooker


  • 3 lbs pork roast
  • 16 ounces chunky salsa
  • 12 ounces Dr. Pepper soda pop
  • 1 cup brown sugar


  • Put pork in crockpot and fill halfway with water. 
  • Cook 4 hours on high. 
  • Drain water, cut pork in thirds, mix together sauce and pour on top. 
  • Cook 4 more hours on low. 
  • Drain liquid and shred pork. 
  • Save a little liquid and mix it in with the pork so it is really moist. Serve over salads, in burritos, or tacos!


We love to make salads with this pork like the ones you can buy at Cafe Rio Sweet Pork.


Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 665mg | Potassium: 1112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 363IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg