April 18, 2015

Coke Shredded Pork Tacos

This shredded pork seriously has so much flavor and it's a piece of cake to make.  

I have made it a few times and we love it.  I have served it in tacos, quesadillas and on nachos.  It's tender and juicy on day one and it's just as good leftover.  It doesn't actually taste like Coke, but it does give the pork a rich sweet flavor.    

I got this idea from my friend, Ruth Ann, she makes this minus the chili powder and Worcestershire and serves it on hamburger buns as a sandwich.

I love using boneless Country Style Ribs when I am making shredded pork dishes for a few reasons.  Since I usually only cook for two people, those ribs work great because I am able to buy a package in smaller portions, plus they come in strips and it's easy to cut into chunks.  You can use whichever cut of pork you prefer.   

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Coke Shredded Pork Tacos
From: Jenn@eatcakefordinner
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)
2 - 2 1/2 Lbs. boneless country style ribs (or other cut of boneless pork)
salt and pepper
1 1/2 tsp. chili powder, or more to taste
1 (12 oz.) can Coca-Cola
1 c. jarred salsa
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

For Serving:
corn or flour tortillas
sour cream
chopped cilantro
diced tomato
diced avocado
Feta cheese
shredded cheese

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Cut pork into rough 3-inch chunks and place in a medium Dutch oven (or oven-safe pan with a lid).  Season with salt, pepper and chili powder.  Pour the can of cola over the top along with the salsa and Worcestershire.  Cover pot with lid and bake for 3-3 1/2 hours or until pork easily shreds apart with a fork. 

Remove pork from liquid and shred.  Add some of the liquid from the pan into the shredded pork.  If there isn't a lot of juice left in the pan, you can shred the pork right in the liquid.  Serve in warmed tortillas with desired toppings.     
  *You could also make this in the crockpot.

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