Sweet and Spicy Slow-Cooked Barbacoa Pork Recipe

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Avery Torres Modified: March 25, 2022
Sweet and Spicy Slow-Cooked Barbacoa Pork Recipe

How To Make Sweet and Spicy Slow-Cooked Barbacoa Pork Recipe

Marinated with brown sugar, cola, chipotle chilies, green chilies, cumin, and spices, this tasty and tender barbacoa pork is slow-cooked to perfection.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 5 hours
Marinate Time: 2 hours
Total: 7 hours 5 minutes



For the Marinade:

  • 2.5lbspork loin roast,all fat trimmed
  • salt and pepper
  • garlic powder
  • 6ozCoke zero
  • ¼cupbrown sugar,unpacked
  • ¼cupwater

For Step Two:

  • 8ozCoke zero
  • 6ozsliced green chilies,(1 can)
  • 8oztomato sauce
  • 1chipotle chile in adobo sauce
  • tspgarlic powder
  • tspcumin
  • tspchipotle chili powder,to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • cupbrown sugar,unpacked


  1. Season pork with salt, pepper, and garlic powder then place in the crockpot.

  2. Add 6 ounces of coke and ¼ cup of brown sugar. Marinate refrigerated for a few hours or overnight turning meat at least once while marinating.

  3. Remove crock from the refrigerator. Add water, and cook on High for about 3 to 4 hours or until it shreds easily.

  4. Remove pork from crock pot and discard any liquid left in the pot. Shred pork with two forks.

  5. In the crockpot, combine 8 ounces of coke, green chilies, tomato sauce, chipotle chile, garlic powder, cumin, chipotle chili powder, and remaining brown sugar.

  6. Put shredded pork back in the crockpot and combine with sauce. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook on High for about 1½ hours.


  • Calories: 288.69kcal
  • Fat: 14.44g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.98g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.39g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.59g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.16g
  • Fiber: 1.03g
  • Sugar: 13.70g
  • Protein: 23.25g
  • Cholesterol: 71.44mg
  • Sodium: 501.95mg
  • Calcium: 41.39mg
  • Potassium: 573.33mg
  • Iron: 1.61mg
  • Vitamin A: 61.59µg
  • Vitamin C: 48.48mg
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