How are all my Lil’ Luna friends today? It’s Gina from Kleinworth & Co. & I’m back today to share my all time favorites from my Easy Family Dinner Ideas. You see – pulled pork is the one thing I absolutely can’t get enough of. All by itself or in some bbq sauce or in a burrito – I could eat it all day everyday for the rest of my days on earth. Then when we moved here to North Idaho & we found Cafe Rio. It was there that I tried Sweet Pork Barbacoa for the first time & I swear my eyes rolled to the back of my head. I was in sheer heaven & I knew that I would have to figure out how to make my own. After a few attempts I finally have this one perfected & I’m here today to share that perfect recipe with you all.
This Sweet Pork Barbacoa is to die for! I make this as often as the rest of the family can stand it – and then probably more often than they would like. They do LOVE it – however, no one in this house loves it as much as I do. In fact – it’s pretty hard for me to even share with them.
I actually have 2 cookers going when I make this. One is this barbacoa & the other is my standard carnitas for the boys. They like it spicy – not sweet. But us girls – we love love love the sweet pork. That’s fine – less I have to share which makes me grin from ear to ear.
I love making this in some soft tacos the day I cook it. Makes for quick & easy dinner & clean up. Then the next night we use any leftovers in enchiladas. Oh man- 2 nights of this pork puts me in a very good mood. I love it just as much as I would to have a giant chocolate cake for dinner. Yep – and that’s saying something because my mom was a baker & I have a serious love for cake. But I definitely love this dinner just as much.
- 3 pounds pork sirloin roast
- 16 ounces Dr. Pepper
- 28 ounce can green enchilada sauce
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar - packed
- 2 tbsp minced garlic
- 2 tsp granulated garlic
- ¾ tsp dry mustard
- 1 tsp cumin
- ½ tsp chili powder
- Spray slow cooker with cooking spray
- Combine pork & Dr. pepper in cooker & cover - cook on high about 4 hours
- After 4 hours has passed combine remaining ingredients in large bowl & whisk to combine
- Add this mixture to your slow cooker & allow to cook an additional 2-3 hours
- *Note- after about 2 hours I kick the heat down to low just to let those flavors simmer a little longer but 2 hours is usually sufficient.
- You know when it's done when the pork is falling apart as you try to remove it from the cooker
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This looks DELICIOUS!! I definitely need to try this recipe soon. I LOVE the Sweet Pork Barbacoa at Cafe Rio!
Thanks so much, Gina!
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