Thrifty Mom’s famous Sweet Shredded Pork Tacos

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So one of our most requested recipes is our Sweet Shredded Pork Tacos.  This is a copy cat recipe of the shredded pork that is served at Cafe Rio.  Thanks to my Friend Ann for sharing it with me!

Don’t forget to make the YUMMY cilantro ranch dressing here

You will need:

  • 1-10 lbs Pork tenderloin roast ( any pork roast will work)
  • 2 cans of Tomato sauce 15 oz
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 can of Dr Pepper
  • 1 clove garlic diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro minced

Add your meat to the Crock pot, it will taste best if you use about 5 lbs….I did it with 8 lbs and the flavors were not as bold as I would have liked them.  But the Recipe says you can use up to 10lbs so it is all a matter of taste.

Add your Tomato sauce, brown sugar, and garlic.

Add  can of soda, and cilantro.   ( If you do not want to cook with soda I guess you could use broth instead, but the Dr Pepper makes it super sweet and helps tenderize the meat)

Put the lid on your crock pot, cook over Medium Heat at Least 4-6 hours.  (keep checking and the longer you cook it the more it falls apart, so the longer the better)

Once tender and pulls off easily with a fork, take out of the liquid and shred with a fork.

Once Pork is shredded, put all the meat back in to the liquid.

Eat on tortilla, with rice, black beans, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and Cilantro Ranch dressing.


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