Cooking with Coca-Cola: 10 Recipes Using This Iconic Soft Drink Slideshow
October 27, 2015
Cooking with Coca-Cola: 10 Recipes Using This Iconic Soft Drink
From braised short ribs to perfectly glazed ham to an unexpected combination of potato chips and Coke in a sweet, chocolate-y cupcake, we have recipes that explore the savory, sweet, and in-between possibilities for this iconic soft drink in the kitchen.
In addition to the recipes below, consider substituting this flavorful soda for sugar next time you make a sweet barbecue sauce or embrace its balanced sweetness and acidity when looking for the perfect brine for your Southern Fried Chicken recipe.
Explore some of the ways you can add flavor to your favorite dishes with Coca-Cola by checking out our pick of 10 recipes using this iconic soft drink.
Braised Short Rib Sliders with Pickled Red Onion, Arugula, and Gruyère
The vanilla, nutmeg, lemon, and orange used in this recipe are some of the natural flavors that chef paired to match the ingredients found in Coca-Cola. They are all aromatic and flavorful additions to a braising liquid and work wonderfully in this recipe. — Patrick Phelan
Coca-Cola Carne Asada
Coca-Cola and Potato Chips Cupcakes
For a sweet and savory dessert, try these cupcakes from 4 Rivers Smokehouse. Using store-bought ingredients, these instructions are simple and easy to follow.
Coca-Cola Chicken Wings
America’s favorite soda pop can do more than satisfy your thirst and unclog your sink. The rich syrup makes it an ideal marinade for foods like chicken and pork. — Fabiana Santana
Coca-Cola Pulled Pork with Homemade Barbecue Sauce
The slow-braised pork is cooked in the Coca-Cola to give it a sweet, caramelized crust and then topped with a vinegar-based barbecue sauce that incorporates the rich pan juices.
Homemade Oreo Cookies with Coca-Cola Cream Filling
This recipe takes two all-time favorites to create a delicious and sweet dessert. — Patrick Phelan
Glazed Lamb Skewers with Charred Tomato and Apricot
For this lamb recipe, the chef drew inspiration from some of the flavors that he found in Coca-Cola, particularly the nutmeg. He used that to create a salty rub on the meat that was then balanced by the tartness of the tomatoes. — Patrick Phelan