Saturday, November 1, 2008

My take on the Cafe Rio shredded pork...

Sweet Shredded Pork with a Kick

4 lbs Pork Loin Roast
12 oz. coke (1 small bottle or 1 &1/2 cans)
2 c. brown sugar
12 oz. can Chipotle Peppers in Adobe Sauce (provides a lot of flavor and heat)...found in the Latin foods section
1 heaping teaspoon dry mustard
1 heaping teaspoon cumin
1 heaping teaspoon garlic

First heat a saucepan over medium heat. Once it is heated add a little oil to the pan and salt and pepper each side of your pork. Sear the pork on each side for about 3-5min. until golden brown. Next, empty the contents from the can of Chipotle Peppers in a medium size bowl and rinse can out with coke to get all the yummy sauce out. Put the rest of the coke in the bowl with the Peppers so that it can soak and then throw all the chillies/peppers away...(you just want the sauce and coke). I used a spoon with holes to sift out the chillies. Put all the ingredients except pork in a blender and mix well. Place the seared pork loin in the crock pot and pour mixture from blender on top. Cook for a LONG time, 4-6 hours on high or 7-9 hours on low. Carefully turn the roast over halfway through. Cook in sauce until it is easy to pull apart and shred the meat. You might find it is easier to take the meat out and shred it and then put it back in the sauce (try not to lose juices in the process). ENJOY!!!


islandgirl said...

Oh, I love you! Thanks for this recipe, can't wait to try it, keep the good recipes coming, you're good at finding fun ones!

The Miles said...

YUM...CAFE RIO is my absolute FAV... I am so excited to try these recipes. I hope all is going well for you...I bet you are about ready to have the babe already. Good Luck with it all.
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