Food Recipes Easy Coca-Cola Carnitas 3.7 (31) 3 Reviews This classic soda tenderizes pork shoulder, and classic carnitas spices like chili powder, cumin, and oregano add balance. After cooking until the pork is super tender, reduce the sauce until it makes a delicious glaze. By Dawn Perry Dawn Perry Dawn is the author of Ready, Set, Cook; How to Make Good Food With What's on Hand. She served as the food director for Real Simple and has worked in the test kitchens of Everyday Food, Bon Appétit, and the meal kit delivery service Martha & Marley Spoon. Dawn is the author of Short Stack Editions' Cucumbers and her recipes and writing have been featured in the LA Times, The New York Times, and The Washington Post among other publications. She recently started Superkind Cookies, a premium cookie company shipping treats nationwide. Highlights: * Author of Ready, Set, Cook; How to Make Good Food With What's on Hand. * Former food director for Real Simple * Worked in the test kitchens of Everyday Food, Bon Appétit, and Martha & Marley Spoon * Recipes and writing have been featured in the LA Times, The New York Times, and The Washington Post Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 28, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jennifer Causey Hands On Time: 30 mins Total Time: 6 hrs 30 mins Yield: 4 servings Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 ½ 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 For serving:Corn or flour tortillas, cilantro, avocado, lime wedges, pico de gallo, pickled red onions, sliced radishes, cotija cheese Directions 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 339 Calories 19g Fat 7g Carbs 33g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 339 % Daily Value * Total Fat 19g 25% Saturated Fat 7g 35% Cholesterol 114mg 38% Sodium 777mg 34% Total Carbohydrate 7g 3% Total Sugars 5g Protein 33g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.