Sweet Pork Burrito Bowls made with slow cooker shredded pork, Mexican rice, beans, lettuce, pico, and salsa.  This is one of my favorite dinner ideas for taking to new moms or serving to guests.

My time spent teaching in Mexico instilled a deep love of all things Mexican.  The Mexican recipes on TBFS are some of my absolute treasures, including: Authentic Mexican Rice, Easy Homemade Tamales, and Tres Leches Cake.

A white bowl with rice, black beans, sweet pork, salsa, guacamole and sour cream.

Sweet Pork Burrito Bowls

You all know how much I love “bowls” for dinner! I have so many favorites, but since my first true love is Mexican food, this is the bowl I could really eat every single week! The sweet pork is inspired by Cafe Rio’s sweet pork, and I pair it with all of my favorite burrito toppings, with a tortilla on the side if I’m extra hungry. They’re amazing and the leftovers are great for meal prepping!

What you’ll need for pork burrito bowls:

  • Slow cooker shredded pork
  • Cooked Mexican Rice or cilantro lime rice
  • Lettuce
  • Black or pinto beans
  • Pico de gallo
  • Homemade salsa

A crock pot full of shredded sweet pork in a red sauce, with a wooden spoon in the slow cooker to serve the meat.

For slow cooker shredded pork:

  • Season pork on all sides with salt and pepper and place in slow cooker.
  • Add garlic powder, coke and water.
  • Cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 6 hours.
  • Drain liquid.  Remove pork from the slow cooker and drain any liquid left in the pot. Shred the pork and return it to the pot.
  • Blend liquid.  To a blender add enchilada sauce, green chiles, 1 cup of coke and ½ cup brown sugar. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour over shredded pork. Cover and cook on low for 1 more hour, or high for 30 minutes.

Inside of a slow cooker with a pork shoulder and coke being poured over it and another photo of the pork shredded and a red enchilada sauce poured on top.

Freezing and Storing pork burrito bowls:

Storing: Store all ingredients separately in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Freezing: You can freeze the slow cooker shredded pork for up to 3 months.  Allow pork to cool completely and put it in a freezer safe bag or container in the freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight.

Close up photo of a sweet pork burrito bowl with rice and beans, salsa and guacamole.

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Recipe

A white bowl with rice, black beans, sweet pork, salsa, guacamole and sour cream.
Prep 20 mins
slow cook 4 hrs
Total 4 hrs 20 mins
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Ingredients
 
 

For the pork:

  • 2-4 pounds pork shoulder
  • 3 cups Coke , divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can diced green chiles
  • 10 oz red enchilada sauce , or homemade, ½ the recipe
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

For the burrito bowls:

Instructions
 

  • Season pork on all sides with pepper and a little bit of salt. Add pork to the bottom of a slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle garlic powder over pork and pour in 2 cups of coke and 1 cup water to slow cooker.
  • Cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 6 hours.
  • Remove pork from the slow cooker and drain any liquid left in the pot. Shred the pork and return it to the pot.
  • To a blender add enchilada sauce, green chiles, 1 cup of coke and ½ cup brown sugar. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour over shredded pork. Cover and cook on low for 1 more hour, or high for 30 minutes

Notes

Storing: Store all ingredients separately in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Freezing: You can freeze the slow cooker shredded pork for up to 3 months.  Allow pork to cool completely and put it in a freezer safe bag or container in the freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight.

Nutrition

Calories: 1692kcalCarbohydrates: 218gProtein: 117gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 371mgSodium: 2981mgPotassium: 2842mgFiber: 9gSugar: 199gVitamin A: 2372IUVitamin C: 48mgCalcium: 310mgIron: 14mg

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Lauren Allen

Welcome! I’m Lauren, a mom of four and lover of good food. Here you’ll find easy recipes and weeknight meal ideas made with real ingredients, with step-by-step photos and videos.

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