Costa Vida Sweet Pork with Costa Vida Rice

barbara lentz


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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10 Min
9 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • PORK

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

  • 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

How to Make Costa Vida Sweet Pork with Costa Vida Rice


  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.

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About Costa Vida Sweet Pork with Costa Vida Rice

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

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