Sweet Pork is easy to make in the Slow Cooker or the Instant Pot and this post features copycat Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Recipes from well-known bloggers. And for everyone who’s a Cafe Rio fan, I think this sounds perfect for dinner any night of the week!
So many people love Cafe Rio, and today we’re featuring Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Recipes so you can make this famous Cafe Rio pork at home. This post has copycat recipes for this famous sweet pork made in the slow cooker or the Instant Pot, and a few recipes that have instructions for either method! And the kitchen will stay cool when you use the slow cooker or the Instant Pot, FTW!
And as you can see from the photos, there are a variety of ways to serve the tasty pork once you’ve made it. I’d definitely make some Cafe Rio Salad Dressing to serve with it if you’re a fan of that spicy tomatillo-ranch dressing that so many people love. I bet this Cafe Rio Sweet Pork is a tasty dinner the whole family will love; what do you think?
What is Cafe Rio?
Cafe Rio is a chain of fresh-Mex restaurants found in 146 locations, mostly in the western U.S.. They’re famous for their sweet pork and the spicy and creamy Cafe Rio Salad Dressing made with tomatillos. The restaurant name came about because the recipes from Cafe Rio were inspired by the traditional food from the Rio Grande region of northern Mexico.
Want more ideas for Mexican Food?
If you like making Mexican Food at home, check out Instant Pot Mexican Food Recipes or Slow Cooker and Instant Pot Mexican Food Recipes for lots of tasty options. And if you want Mexican food with fewer carbs, we have a collection of Low-Carb Mexican Food Dinners to Make in the Instant Pot as well!
How do you get the complete recipe?
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Barbara from Pressure Cooking Today makes her pressure cooker sweet pork into these delicious Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Tostadas. Doesn’t that look like a tasty dinner!
Cafe Rio Sweet Shredded Pork Burritos from The Food Charlatan can be made in the slow cooker or the Instant Pot, and doesn’t that look even better than the burritos from Cafe Rio!
This Copycat Cafe Rio Sweet Pork from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe can also be made in the slow cooker or the pressure cooker, and Mel gives lots of options for serving the sweet pork!
Instant Pot Cafe Rio Sweet Pork from 365 Days of Slow + Pressure Cooking can also be made in the slow cooker, and the pressure cooker version has a trick for infusing the sweet pork with amazing flavor.
Cafe Rio Sweet Pulled Pork from Carlsbad Cravings is made in the slow cooker and Jen says this pork has the perfect seasonings like they use at Cafe Rio!
If you’d like a healthier version of this famous pork, check out this Clean Eating Gluten-Free Sweet Pork Salad from My Natural Family! The pork is made in the slow cooker for this version.
Instant Pot Easy Sweet Pork from Six Sisters’ Stuff has only four ingredients, and this is perfect when you don’t have much time to get dinner on the table.
More Cafe Rio Sweet Pork in the Slow Cooker:
Cafe Rio Sweet Pork from Life in the Lofthouse
Slow Cooker Cafe Rio Copycat Sweet Pork from The Frugal Girls
Slow Cooked Sweet Barbacoa Pork from Skinnytaste
More Cafe Rio Sweet Pork in the Instant Pot:
Instant Pot Cafe Rio Sweet Pork from A Bountiful Kitchen
Instant Pot Cafe Rio Sweet Pork from Half Scratched
Instant Pot Cafe Rio Pork from Leigh Anne Wilkes