Sweet Pork (Costa Vida Knock-Off)

I actually found this recipe on someone else’s blog (theslottedspoon.com) and tried it out… It is great! I did make a few adjustments, howver… I don’t think it is a super-close imitation of Costa Vida’s recipe, but still something I have made several times. We like to eat it over rice, or in a burrito. It would be good on a green salad too (especially with a Lime Cilantro sauce like Costa Vida has)! Great recipe to make, now that Cinco De Mayo is rolling around!


4 lbs pork roast
3 cups Coke
1 can tomato sauce
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 TBS garlic powder
1 carrot, finely chopped
1 Serrano pepper, seeded and diced
1/2 cup onion, chopped


Thaw pork roast. Cut away any large fat chunks (because they will melt and affect your sauce). I also cut my pork roast into large chunks, so it would cook easier. 
Put pork in a crock pot. Top with chopped carrots, onion, and Serrano pepper. In a bowl, combine all other ingredients, mix, and pour into crock pot.
Cook on high for 6-7 hours. Remove pork and shred. Place pork back into sauce, and stir it in. Serve however you like it best!

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