Coca-Cola with meat you say? Insanity? Well, actually, the classic soda is a famous ingredient for braising big cuts of meat. Here, the sugary drink tenderizes pork shoulder, and classic carnitas spices like chili powder, cumin, and oregano add balance. After cooking until the pork is super tender, you reduce the sauce until it makes a delicious glaze. Serve with classic taco fixings for a new family favorite.
2½ pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into 3-in. pieces
1 cup Coca-Cola
1 medium yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Corn or flour tortillas, cilantro, avocado, lime wedges, pico de gallo, pickled red onions, sliced radishes, cotija cheese
Sat fat 6.96g
How to Make It
Combine pork, Coca Cola, onion, garlic, salt, chili powder, cumin, and oregano in a 5-to 6-quart slow cooker and stir to combine. Cook on high, covered, until meat is tender and shreds easily, 5 to 6 hours.
Transfer pork and liquid to a large saucepan and bring to a vigorous simmer over high. Cook, breaking up meat with a spoon, until liquid is reduced and coats meat, 15 to 18 minutes. Serve pork in warm tortillas with fixings on the side.
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