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In heaven I picture two things. My rodizio pinepple and my recipe for cafe rio pork. My hubby also puts these in the top two recipes I have made. I think the honey lime is a close third. 🙂   This pork has the best flavor to it. I have tried 5 different “cafe rio” recipes. One even had Coke in the recipe. They were ok, but the McCormick seasoning gives it the perfect sweet and tangy flavor that is awesome! I cook for a group of guys every week and this is the only thing they request. There are a few secrets to it, find good pork to cook. Wal-mart surprisingly has a big sealed pork shoulder roast. But the difference is, the meat looks whiter and not so fatty. Or even Costco. You have to buy the big sealed pork. I have cooked with a darker looking meat before and it doesn’t shred as well and isn’t as good. Also don’t buy the regular tortillas! Either buy the ones that are uncooked, or make your own! That is the trick to get the full cafe rio experience! I also made this with a side of my cornbread.

Rating: 5 stars   Difficulty if recipe: 2 stars
How I changed it:  Added a little more brown sugar, almost a cup.
Things I may do differently next time:  I buy the uncooked tortillas, but I want to try making my own!

Will I make it again:  Is that even a question?? 🙂

The best Sweet Pork Tacos with rice and bread on the side.


All of the ingredients for sweet pork tacos in front of a slow cooker.
Sweet pork in a slow cooker.
And there ya go! Prepare to be amazed!! XOXO

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{The BEST} Sweet Pork Tacos

By: Alyssa Rivers
This pork has the best flavor to it.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8 People


  • 3 pounds boneless pork roast
  • 1 package McCormick BBQ pulled pork seasoning
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar I used almost a cup
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar


  • Slow cook the pork on low for 4-6 hours. Then I shred the meat and cook for about another hour to let the juices soak in.


Calories: 296kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 38gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 224mgPotassium: 709mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 77IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
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Welcome to my kitchen! I am Alyssa Rivers and the food blogger behind The Recipe Critic. The blog launched in 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family. Each recipe is tried and true, family-tested and approved.

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  1. Your sweet pork tacos look so delicious! We would love to have you link up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday” and share this yummy recipe. We hope to see you there! -The Sisters

  2. Those look so good! Thanks so much for joining in the bloglovin blog hop. I’m a new follower. I host a weekly link party on Wednesdays and I’d love for you to join in.

  3. Looks just great. I managed to miss the cut off for the linky this time …sigh. Have a super week.