• 2 to 3 pound pork roast
  • 3 cans Coca-Cola
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 can diced green chilies
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 cup salsa verde
  • 1 packet dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1/3 cup cilantro
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 Flour tortillas
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • black beans
  • avocado
  • corn
  • green onion
  • tomatoes

I absolutely love the recipe that Melissa discovered, Sweet Pork Tacos . She mentioned that she had made it into a salad! I decided to give it a try and it was soo good. The sweetness of the pork (it’s not overwhelming) mixed with this dressing is a perfect blend of flavors. I added some deep fried flour tortillas to add a little crunch, mmm! Don’t let the long list of ingredients scare you, it isn’t a difficult recipe to make.


Place pork roast and all marinade ingredients ( coca-cola, brown sugar, 2 cloves minced garlic, green chilies, tomato sauce, and taco seasoning) in crock pot.  Cook pork on low for 6-8 hours, or until pork is tender and shreds easily.  Meanwhile, blend salsa verde, dry ranch dressing mix, cilantro, mayo, garlic, salt, lime juice, cumin and sugar in food processor or blender and chill until ready to serve. Shred pork in a bowl, adding a few spoonfuls of the marinade that it cooked in for extra flavor and juiciness.  To make crispy flour tortilla strips for the salad…Heat about 3/4 Cup oil (I used vegetable) in a shallow pan until hot. I always drop a few drips of water in the oil to see if its ready. If it starts popping right away, your oil is hot! Cut up about 6 flour tortillas into small strips. Place in hot oil and fry until light brown, remove and place on paper towel to drain and cool, set aside. Place lettuce on a plate and pile with ingredients of your choice! Black beans, corn, tomatoes, green onion, avocado, cilantro are all tasty choices. Don’t forget to add the meat! Top with dressing.