The Best Sweet Pork Burrito

If you live in Utah and you’re reading this post then you are probably familiar with Cafe Rio’s Sweet Pork Burritos.  Oh, just thinking about them makes me hungry.   
If you don’t live in Utah or have never tried Cafe Rio’s Sweet Pork goodness then I’m sorry for you because you are really missing out.
It’s sweet… It’s got a little kick to it… and it’s so darn good. 
I’ll admit I’ve tried more than a few copy cat Cafe Rio recipes out there and have been disappointed by most of them.   Then I finally came across a recipe for The Best Sweet Pork Taco’s from The Recipe Critic.
Oh my goodness… this meal is SO EASY to make and it’s so good.  It shouldn’t be legal.  Seriously!
The Best Sweet Pork Burritos
Serves 3
This Slow Cooker Sweet Pork Burrito's recipe tastes so amazing! Easy, delicious and the house smells great while it's cooking!
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  1. 1 pork roast (we get ours from Costco and it comes in a 4 pack) (It's about a 1 1/2 pound roast)
  2. 1/2 cup ketchup
  3. 1 cup brown sugar, divided
  4. 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  5. 1/2 cup chicken stock
  6. 1 package McCormick Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Seasoning
  1. In a small bowl mix your McCormick seasoning, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, and 1/2 cup of your brown sugar. Stir well.
  2. Turn your slow cooker on LOW heat and add your pork roast & sauce mix making sure to coat both sides of the roast. Cook on low for 6-8 hours (depending on your slow cooker) or until the pork shreds easily with a fork.
  3. Remove your roast from the slow cooker and add the remaining brown sugar to the slow cooker and stir in. Shred your pork and add the meat back to the slow cooker for about 20 more minutes.
  4. Serve with pinto or black beans, guacamole, salsa, shredded cheese, sour cream, green onion & rice. Yummy!
  1. I make this meal with an extra 1/2 cup of brown sugar (don't judge me... I like it sweet, lol!). I'd suggest that before you add the extra brown sugar that you taste the mixture first to see if you even want to add it.
  2. And just so it's easy for you... the McCormick seasoning is in the spice aisle with all of the other packets of seasoning. I've found it at Walmart, Target, Smiths & Winegar's but Walmart has the best price by far.
  3. Disclaimer... I'm not saying this is a copy cat Cafe Rio Sweet Pork recipe, this is just a really terrific alternative to Cafe Rio if you can't go or have never had it. I love this because I can make this meal for my entire family for about $13 and I can feed 4 people. When we go out to Cafe Rio it costs $9 per person with a drink ($36 is super expensive for a "Fast Food" joint). That saves me about $23 when I make this at home!
Adapted from The Recipe Critic's {The Best Sweet Pork Taco's}
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And just in case you want to see what the McCormick seasoning looks like so it’s easier for you to find it when you go grocery shopping….
Hope you enjoy this sweet pork as much as we do!
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  1. Bonnie says

    Shauna…thanks so much for sharing all of your delicious recipes. Going to give this one a try asap. I’m wondering though about the pork roast at Costco that comes in a four pack and yet it is a 1 1/2 lb. roast. Are there 4 separate roasts, each weighing
    1 1/2 lbs? I’ve seen a two-pack pork tenderloin package at Costco.

    • Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes} says

      Hi Bonnie… yes, the package has 4 roasts each weighing about 1 1/2 pounds in it. They are little round roasts with 2 roasts on the front side and 2 on the back side of the package. You might want to ask the butcher and they could show you where they are. Just tell them some crazy lady online told you about them, lol!

      • Bonnie says

        Shauna… happy to tell you that after writing to you yesterday concerning the kind of roasts, hubby and I took off for our weekly visit to Costco. While there I did a complete search of the pork section and there they were just like you described. I had never seen them before. Anxious to get to this recipe…thanks again for all of your wonderful recipes.

  2. Jessica says

    I was wondering if you could tell me what kind of spices were in the packet. I would love to try this but I live very rural and am no where near any of the stores you listed. Also, the market in the next town over does not carry those packets. Thank you :)

  3. says

    This looks so delicious! Thanks for linking up with us at our Strut Your Stuff link party! We would love to have you share this at our new blog Have a wonderful weekend! -The Six Sisters :)

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