Last week my friend Debbie shared with me this recipe for Cafe Rio Pork in the Crockpot
and it was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!

Truly a new Tiede favorite!!



  • 1 pork loin (4-5 pounds)
  • 1 can Dr. Pepper (or Coke)
  • 1/4 cup sugar (The recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar if you use regular pop and 3/4 cup if you use diet. I used significantly less and it was excellent.)
  • 2 tablespoons dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 can Chipotle chilies in Adobo Sauce (This is in the Mexican food section. Don’t buy plain Adobo Sauce as it’s a different flavor than you want.)



Place thawed loin in the bottom of the crockpot.

IMG_0047_2Open the can of chilies and drain the sauce into the crockpot. Discard the chilies. (Chipotles are roasted jalapenos and are plenty warm enough, so omit them unless you want LOTS of heat! I put the chilies in a strainer and pressed as much of the sauce out as I could get.)

Mix the remaining ingredients and pour over the loin OR measure and dump … which is what I did!

Cook on HIGH for 5 hours or on LOW for 7-9 hours.

Pull meat apart and let it soak. The longer it cooks, the tastier it will be. In fact, we liked it the next day even more!

HINT: If there is too much liquid, prop the lid open for a little while. It took care of the issue in no time!



Serve on tortillas (or salad) with …


shredded lettuce



sour cream

tomatillo dressing (recipe below)  (This was amazing too!)


Tomatillo Dressing

4 tomatillos (These are green and are in the fresh produce section. Throw away the outer, paper-like peel and chop)


1/2 cup Mayo (The recipe says not Miracle Whip, but we are a Miracle Whip family and still loved the dressing.)

1/2 cup cold milk

1 packet Ranch Dressing mix

1 bunch cilantro, washed, stems discarded, chopped

Blend all and let thicken in the refrigerator.   Before serving squeeze a fresh lime into the dressing.


Cafe Rio Pork in the Crockpot is an absolute MUST TRY! The flavors are phenomenal and it’s super easy. Your family will think you worked really hard on this meal!

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