Coca-Cola Carnitas

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39 Responses

  1. Nadia says:

    A very interesting and different recipe. Intrigued!

  2. Kristy Rhine says:

    These look so good!!

  3. Angie I love all the gorgeous photos and had a giggle at you being twelve! Boring-er is a great word but I agree, definitely not for kumquats. Do you think would work with anything other than pork? as it sounds like something my boys would love☺

  4. The meat looks heavenly, cooking then frying it – yum! I was trying to decide what to make for Cinco de Mayo and you’ve given me a proven recipe. I use “pop” in a number of recipes and you’re right never use diet. Love working with kumquats – they are just too cute 🙂

    • Angie says:

      Lol, I have to laugh. I used to live in Kansas and I remember people saying pop. I’ve also lived in California and now East coast where people say soda. Nowadays to be clear I make sure to say soda pop. ??

  5. I have never heard about this dish but these looks delicious, Angie. Love your terracota bowl 😉

  6. Jenny says:

    Those tacos look so colorful and appetizing! One of my sister-in-laws (I have 6 of them!) is from Mexico, and for a Christmas Eve dinner last year, she made a pork roast braised with Coke. It was so delicious, so I can imagine the meat in your recipe is too! I will definitely keep this in mind next time I make tacos.

  7. Muy Delicioso Angie! I’m close to licking the screen 😀 The cola must make the meat all caramely! YUM!!

  8. These sound wonderful! Soda always makes the most tender meat. Happy early Cinco de Mayo!

  9. Yum!! My mouth is watering!! These coca-cola carnitas look TO DIE FOR!!

    • Angie says:

      Thanks, Melody! It really is very delicious. And that’s why I bought more ingredients last night. I’m going to make it again, in slow cooker this time ?

  10. Antonia says:

    Beautiful photos Angie! What a cool dish and it looks amazing!

  11. I’ve resisted the cocoa cola recipe but looking at yours, I wont any longer. They look amazing. I love the way they caramelized, and kumquats? Genius!

    • Angie says:

      I did, too, at first! On paper it didn’t seem such a good idea. But I decided to be open-minded about it and I’m glad I tried it ? I think it’s improved my usual Carnitas recipe!

  12. Linda says:

    Delicious Angie!!! I make something similar to this and everyone loves it!!! 🙂 🙂

  13. My grandma used to cook chicken drummies in coca cola and orange juice and I loved the flavor the cola gave the meat! So yummy! A spicy Mexican flavor added to that sounds amazing!

    • Angie says:

      I actually also remember my grandma using soda (Sprite), too, but for baking these little cakes. I wish I had paid more attention, maybe she used coke when I wasn’t looking, lol ?

  14. Oh wow… Angie, these are absolutely gorgeous! I have fond memories of eating Coca Cola marinated meat in Mexico City as a kid (I thought it was awesome that such a thing existed on a restaurant menu). Must try these!

  15. Hope you had a wonderful Cino de Mayo, but I don’t see how you couldn’t have. These carnitas look amazing! Pinning!

  16. Annie says:

    Looks delicious! Cinco de Mayo or not, I think this will be a hit with any Mexican food lover. Thanks for the recipe! ?

  17. I don’t eat pork but tacos are my favorite; Looks amazing.

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