This is a sweet and tangy pork recipe. It goes great on burritos and tacos, but it also tastes great by itself!

Dean
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place pork roast in the crock of a slow cooker, and add 4 cups water. Cook on High for 5 hours.

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  • Remove pork from the slow cooker and drain liquid. Cut the pork into 4 pieces, and set aside. Puree salsa in blender. Combine the pureed salsa, cola, brown sugar, fajita seasoning, taco seasoning, and green chilies in the crock of the slow cooker. Add the pork, and cook on High for an additional 3 hours.

  • Remove the pork, and shred with 2 forks. Serve.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

355.1 calories; 23 g protein; 32.6 g carbohydrates; 72.6 mg cholesterol; 727.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2012
Okay, I am the guy who submitted this recipe, and it's a huge family favorite. To cut the calories (and the sweetness factor), I use only 1 cup brown sugar. (Two more notes: you may use diet cola and you do not need to puree the salsa.) Enjoy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/06/2009
I thought there needed to be a staple added in with the coke like mushroom soup or something. The pork was good but tasted too sweet and soda-like. Read More
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124 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 100
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2012
Okay, I am the guy who submitted this recipe, and it's a huge family favorite. To cut the calories (and the sweetness factor), I use only 1 cup brown sugar. (Two more notes: you may use diet cola and you do not need to puree the salsa.) Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2012
Okay, I am the guy who submitted this recipe, and it's a huge family favorite. To cut the calories (and the sweetness factor), I use only 1 cup brown sugar. (Two more notes: you may use diet cola and you do not need to puree the salsa.) Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2009
Delicious! We had this last night and it was a big hit. The only thing I changed is that I used the low setting on my crock pot. We've found a new family favorite. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2009
It was a nice change from other pulled pork I've tried. The smell while it cooked was nice but the sweetness of it took a little to get used to.I think it's because I've never had anything cooked with cola and my tastebuds weren't used to it but in the end I must say it was very yummy.My husband loved it and my son ate it too so that tells me it's a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2012
When my youngest daughter and her family lived in New Mexico we would ALWAYS go to Costa La Vida Mexican Restaurant for the "Sweet Pork Tacos." I've been looking for an acceptable recipe ever since. And this one is it!!!! I am so happy. It's easy it's sweet and I could take a bath in it. Makes the best Sweet Pork Tacos in the world. Thanks for posting this wonderful pork recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2014
In 5 years using this site this is my favorite recipe. So good; so versatile. Great in burritos over rice on top of salads etc. So so good. Helpful hints: - I use a 4lb pork shoulder (because this is so good you'll want leftovers for the week) - I initially cook the pork with the fat on (fat side up in the water) then remove the fat when I cut into quarters and add all the other stuff - Fire roasted salsa makes this great - 1 cup brown sugar is plenty - recommend 3 tbs fajita seasoning and 3 tbs taco seasoning (even a smidge more of both) - The "taco seasoning I" recipe on this site is awesome if you don't have any taco seasoning on hand. Makes the perfect amount for this recipe too. Enjoy. Leftovers heated up and served on top of a salad dressed with ranch = heavenly. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2011
Loved it! The only thing I did different was I only added 1 cup of brown sugar instead of 2 because it sounded way too sweet and I am glad I did because it was perfect it would have been WAY too sweet if I added two. It's great to as a salad topper or a yummy sandwich. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2010
So delicious! I made five pounds of this and my family ate it up! We put it in a taco shell with a little cheese then cooked it like a quesadilla. It was very yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2013
Totally awesome recipe. I love Costa Vida sweet pork and this was as close as I have found. I only had diet soda on hand so as the recipe creator suggested I used that. I also reduced brown sugar to 1.5 cups to reduce the calories a bit. My husband said this was the best thing that has ever come out of the crock pot. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/06/2009
I thought there needed to be a staple added in with the coke like mushroom soup or something. The pork was good but tasted too sweet and soda-like. Read More
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