This Cafe Rio Sweet Barbacoa Pork is one of our favorite Mexican meals! We love Cafe Rio's Sweet Barbacoa Pork in burritos, tacos, and on salads!
Salt and pepper the pork and cook in crock pot 8 hours or overnight on low in a little water or extra root beer. In the morning remove the roast from the crockpot and pull apart with fork, removing fat. Drain all the water in the crockpot. Don't overshred the pork or it will turn mushy. This part can be done well in advance.
Traditionally this meat is served over a salad or in a burrito.
Instant Pot instructions: Salt and pepper the pork. Add 2 cups of root beer or other liquid. Cook on high pressure for 50-60 minutes. Let pressure release naturally. Shred and remove fat. Continue to step 2 using the slow cooker option or sautee option until pork is warm and flavors have combined.
Recipe Note: The above sauce makes enough sauce for up to a 10 lb roast! So if you have a 3-4 lb pork roast, half the sauce.
This freezes well!
Source: a mix between Martha McMullin's and Sheri Denney's recipes.