Pork Tacos- Cafe Rio/Costa Vida Style

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I don't know if you are a Café Rio or Costa Vida fan- but I definitely am!! Their barbacoa pork, is super delicious. Sweet and spicy- and I've got my own knock off version here that fulfills the craving every time. Super easy, too!!

Pork Tacos- Café Rio/Costa Vida Style

1 boneless pork loin roast

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1 cup salsa (I like Mateos or Herdez the best)

1 can 7 up (regular, not diet)

juice of 1 lime

3 TBSP chopped cilantro


Grab your crockpot and put in the pork roast. Pour in the brown sugar, salsa and 7up. Cook on low for 8 hours. When it's finished cooking, shred it with a couple forks, and put it back in the pot. Add the lime juice and the cilantro. Give it a couple stirs and let it sit for 15 minutes or so. 

We like to serve it up with tortillas (we like corn the best), lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, green onions, cheese, and sour cream. I also love this as a taco salad, served with chips and salsa. 

This would also be a great recipe to do in the instant pot. That's on my list to try next!!

This is my 4 child's very favorite food. I get cheers and applause every time I make it. It's become a birthday dinner staple around here.