Sweet Pork

The semester is nearing a close and I am officially done with all of my classes, except 1, in which I have a final a week from today. YAY!! This means, it’s officially time for me to get back to blogging. I’ve learned it’s quite challenging to juggle so many things at once and unfortunately something always has to suffer (sorry, blogging world!).

Moving on. Today, I’m posting a recipe for sweet pork. It is a hit in our household. A hit with a couple of co-workers of mine. And even a hit with one of our neighbors. Needless to say, it is fantastic and quite simple in my opinion. Give it a whirl and don’t be surprised if you start making it monthly.

P.S. It is great for gatherings as well!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1-2 lb. Pork Roast (this depends on how many you are cooking for)
  • 2-20 oz. bottles of Coke (NOT diet) OR Root Beer
  • ½ cup of Brown Sugar
  • ½ tsp.  of Garlic Salt
  • ½ cup of Water
  • 1 can Diced Green Chilies (4 oz)
  • 1 can Enchilada Sauce (10 oz)
  • 1 cup of Brown Sugar

First, Marinate:

You need to marinate the pork overnight, or worst case scenario, for at least a couple of hours. In a Ziploc bag, pour 1 of the bottles of Coke (or Root Beer) and ½ cup of brown sugar. I suggest doing this in a bowl, as in put the bag in a bowl and then add the ingredients. Then add the pork roast (don’t forget to remove the netting), seal the bag and put in the fridge. NOTE: If you are getting a roast that is bigger than 2 lbs, you will need 2 bottles for this part and 1 cup of brown sugar.

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Now, The Cooking:

The next morning, pull the pork out of the fridge. Put the pork in the crockpot and then dump the marinade down the sink.

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Next, add ½ bottle of the other Coke (or Root Beer), ½ cup of water and the garlic salt to the crockpot. NOTE: If the pork is not covered at least half way, add a little more water. It should not be covered all the way though.

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Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours. OR high for 3-4 hours, though this is not suggested.

Remove the pork from the crockpot, drain out the liquid (give a quick rinse, but don’t clean), shred the pork and return it to the crockpot.

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In a bowl or a blender (which I prefer), mix together the other ½ bottle of Coke (or Root Beer), the can of chilies, enchilada sauce and 1 cup of brown sugar.

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Mix the sauce into the pork in the crockpot. I’ve made the mistake of mixing in all of the sauce, when I definitely do not need it all, so just add a little at a time. If you had 1 lb pork roast, you will only use about ½ of the sauce.

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Cook the pork and sauce for another 15-30 minutes on high.

Serve on a tortilla, if you want. I make mine with rice and cheese, but the hubby likes his with just a little cheese and rice on the side. It’s up to you. Either way, ENJOY!! :)

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Download the PDF recipe card for Sweet Pork here: Sweet Pork Recipe Card

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