Costa Vida Sweet Pork with Costa Vida Rice

barbara lentz

By
@blentz8

Costa Vida is a Mexican Restaurant style of food. This is my copy cat recipe. With the sweetness of this pork it pairs well with extra spicy salsa or top it off with extra sliced jalapeno's.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

9 Hr

Method:

Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

PORK

5 lb
pork roast
3 c
coke
8 oz
can tomato sauce
1/2 c
brown sugar
1 Tbsp
cayenne pepper
6 clove
garlic
2 large
carrots grated
2 small
jalapeno pepper seeded and diced
1 medium
onion chopped
1 cup coke and 1/2 cup sugar

COSTA VIDA RICE

2 c
jasmine rice
32 oz
chicken broth
1 Tbsp
better than bouillon chicken bouillon
1 c
cilantro chopped
4
green onions chopped
2
limes juiced
salt to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For the pork
Place all the ingredients except for the last 1 cup of coke and 1/2 cup sugar in crock pot. cook on high 6 hours. Remove pork and shred with two forks. Add pork back to pot and add the last cup of coke and 1/2 cup sugar to pot. Cook on low 3 more hours
2
For the rice
Place the broth and bouillon in a large pan. Bring to a boil. Add the rice and simmer covered for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and add the cilantro, green onions, and lime juice. Let sit covered for 10 more minutes. Season with salt.
3
Serve the rice with the pork in flour or corn tortillas. Garnish with desired condiments.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Mexican