Jennifer Causey
Hands-On Time
30 Mins
Total Time
6 Hours 30 Mins
4 servings

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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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