Instant Pot Cafe Rio Sweet Pork

Instant Pot Cafe Rio Pork

Delicious instant pot sweet pork just like you would get at Cafe Rio!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword instant pot cafe rio pork, instant pot pork recipe, instant pot sweet pork
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 387kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 2 lbs. boneless pork carnitas, shoulder, picnic or butt roast etc.
  • 1/2 cup Coke (not diet)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups red enchilada sauce
  • 4 oz. diced green chilies
  • 1 cup water

Seasoning Mixture

  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch optional
  • 1 Tbsp water optional


  • Mix together seasoning mixture.  Cut pork into 1-2 Inch pieces and place in a zippered plastic bag.
  • Add seasoning to pork and shake to coat.
  • Place meat in Instant Pot.  Add in 1 cup water, being careful not wash off the seasoning.
  • Cook on high pressure for 30 minutes and do a 30 minute natural release.
  • Drain any excess liquid.  
  • Mix together Coke, brown sugar, enchilada sauce and green chilies and pour over meat.  Turn on saute and stir until sauce thickens.  If it doesn't thicken enough add in the cornstarch/water mixture and stir. 
  • Serve with rice and black beans.


Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 769mg | Potassium: 401mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.9mg