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Feb 4, 2013 01:04 PM

Cooking with Sodee Pop

Got any favorite dishes/recipes that use Coke, 7-Up, root beer, Dr. Pepper, etc.? I've only got a couple.

I make a crock pot pulled pork recipe that features 7-Up, onions, BBQ sauce and not a whole lot else. And relatedly, my personal cue sauce calls for quite a bit of Coke to go along with ketchup and various and sundry spices.

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  1. My son loves those pork chops made with coke and Ketchup mix. Not my favorite, but everyone else clears their plates. . .
    I love the skinnytaste pork Barbacoa

    1. Coca-Cola cake is an old fav.

        1. Coke Carnitas, 7-up cake, root beer cake, root beer and/or Dr. Pepper bbq sauce, Cherry coke jello for the kiddies.....
          It's a great tenderizer......

          1. I'd have to recreat them because it has been years since Coca-Cola sold out to the Marxists and the Devil, but we used to have some great Coke-fueled stuff at hunting camps when I was a boy. Corn syrup ruined these and I have to wait for passover to get a coke that will work. One was "duck-a-Cola" which was a cajun hunter's version of "duck a l'orange". The corn syrup won't glaze right. See also congealed Coca-Cola Salad, a classic Mississippi recipe circa 1970.

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            1. re: hazelhurst

              That's interesting!! Having made caramel that called for corn syrup, which imo had an offputting taste and texture, I wonder if I haven't been able to get Coke roast to work because the corn syrup doesn't caramelize, or at least not the same way. I might have to try again if I come across some soda made with sugar.

              1. re: jvanderh

                You don't have to wait for Passover if you have access to a Latino market. Mexican Coke is still made with sugar.

                1. re: rockycat

                  Conveniently, I live about 7 miles north of Mexico, and have many Latino markets! I think most of them have corn syrup coke in glass bottles, but I'll keep an eye out.

                  1. re: jvanderh

                    Crazy inventory item, but at my San Diego Home Depot, of all places, they sell Mexican Coke.

                    1. re: pine time

                      Huh! Interesting, thanks. We're actually thinking about heading to Tijuana later in the week, so I'll try to remember to pick some up.