I had this cooking in the crock pot when a dear friend of mine  called me to say she had strep along with her son who also had a stomach bug and her other son was battling viral pneumonia and the croup.  When I offered to bring over dinner she reluctantly accepted.  I’m so glad she accepted my help!  But I had never made this before and was nervous about sending over a meal that was new to me.  Let me say, wow!  This was so good and she and her husband also agreed!

 

2.5 pound pork loin roast

salt and pepper

garlic powder

6 oz Coke zero

1/4 cup brown sugar (unpacked)

1/4 cup water

 

Season pork with salt, pepper and garlic powder and place in the crock pot.  Add the coke and brown sugar.  Marinate for a few hours or overnight turning meat at least once.

 

Remove crock from refrigerator, add water, and cook on high for about 3-4 hours (or until it shreds easily).  Remove pork from crock pot and discard any liquid left in the pot.  Shred pork with two forks.

 

Step 2:

8 oz coke zero

6 0z can sliced green chilies

8 0z can tomato sauce

1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce

1/8 tsp garlic powder

1/8 tsp cumin

1/8 tsp chipotle chili powder

salt and pepper to taste

1/3 cup brown sugar (unpacked)

 

In the crock pot, combine 8 0z Coke zero, green chilies, tomato sauce, chipotle chile, garlic powder, cumin, chipotle chili powder and remaining brown sugar.

 

Put shredded pork back in the crock pot and combine with sauce.  Adjust salt and pepper to taste, cover and cook on high 1 1/2 hours more.

Makes about 10 servings of 3 oz each for 4.5 pts or 5 pts +

 

Serve over Cilantro Lime Rice for a great meal!  (recipe will be under sides)

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