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Coca Cola? (or Pepsi?)

post #1 of 35
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I did a quick search and didn't see anyone write anything about Cola for a marinade. Has anyone done London Broil or another meat with Coke? I've heard it can actually work nicely with spices and such.

Any recipes or links would be appreciated.


post #2 of 35
I've seen a couple of cola marinades in the recipe section as well as a cola sauce. I'll look for the links and get back to you.

Although in answer to the question...Pepsi all the way!! biggrin.gif
post #3 of 35

Dr. Pepper

i marinaded a sirloin tip roast with Dr. Pepper that turned out great

post #4 of 35
Hey Mickster, you've had a few good posts but never told us about yourself! Please head to Roll Call and introduce yourself - we're nosey and want to know that stuff (where you're from, what kind of smoker, experience, etc...). PDT_Armataz_01_28.gif
post #5 of 35

heres a couple coke sauces plus others. have to agree though, pepsi all the way!!!
post #6 of 35
Coca-Cola Barbecue Sauce or pepsi cola

Makes 2 cups

Dare to be different. That's Jim Budros's motto, and his culinary open-mindedness has won the financial advisor turned pit bull boss a championship at the Kansas City Royal International Barbecue Contest. What's different about his barbecue sauce is its main flavoring, an ingredient most people are more likely to drink than cook with: Coke! This isn't quite as strange as it sounds, because Coke is sweet, tart, and spicy the flavor profile of most great barbecue sauces. Incidentally, pot roast braised in Coca-Cola is a favorite in Venezuela.

1 cup Coca Cola / pepsi cola your choice.
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
1/2 cup A-l Steak Sauce
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Combine all the ingredients in a heavy, non-reactive saucepan and gradually bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat slightly to obtain a gentle simmer. Simmer the sauce until reduced by a quarter, 6 to 8 minutes. Use right away or transfer to a large jar, cover, cool to room temperature, and refrigerate. The sauce will keep for several months.

I found this putzin around..not basic but a good recipe.and I think any one can add or delete ingredients to it to their taste.
post #7 of 35
I know a few folks that use Cherry Coke as a marinade for their chicken. I've had their product and it's mighty fine.
post #8 of 35
as long as it leaves some room for vodka or rum, I like either!

Gotta be diet though, I can barely see my shoes anymore!eek.gif
post #9 of 35
a man after my heart..

Dam Capt. Dan are ya sure ya have shoes on??lol... and aspertaine in diet is worse the the sugar in regular. heck, I would just drink straight from the bottle instead of the bad mixes.. but that does not set a good image..lol..
post #10 of 35
Sorry........ It's Coke-Colo for me, and no diet. What Feet? PDT_Armataz_01_05.gif
post #11 of 35
Pepsi is sweeter ... but Coke has more acid to break down the meat.
But if it has to be drank, COKE is the REAL THANG!!!!
Unless you're trying to wash down a moon pie ... then it's RC Cola!!!! cool.gif
post #12 of 35
I gotta go with Texas Hunter on this one give me the Pepsi
post #13 of 35
Dr Pepper is where its at. I know of a smoke house that sold, that used it. they had good food too.
post #14 of 35

Soda marinade??

Ok I see the coke. & pepsi..Yes I am a Coke girl..But no Root Beer...Another darn Food Network weekend special...we were mainatin' everything we could find in root beer, not to mention reducing it down for sauces... I have to say Root Beer rocks for me...& the better the root beer..the better the marinade....YUMMYPDT_Armataz_01_06.gif
post #15 of 35
I put Coke in the water pan when smoking poultry. Adds a nice flavor to the skin.

My beverage of choice though is Code Red Mountain Dew. I swear that they must mix heroin into that stuff!
post #16 of 35
[quote=ajthepoolman;202597]I put Coke in the water pan when smoking poultry. Adds a nice flavor to the skin.

My beverage of choice though is Code Red Mountain Dew. I swear that they must mix heroin into that stuff![/quote]

LOL , sounds like my wife with dunkin doughnuts coffee , I don't know what they put in that stuff , but she sure is hooked eek.gif
post #17 of 35

Coke is the way to go.

Keep buyin' that coke! Berkshire need to make a turnaround!

And I have to agree with ajthepoolman, adding coke to the water pan does give poultry a nice flavor!
post #18 of 35
The only reason to buy Coke is to clean cast iron with. Dissolving the rust and such might actually improve the taste. If it goes into my body, it's Pepsi.
post #19 of 35
I use Coca-Cola in my Kokanee (fish) brine, -- fantastic!
post #20 of 35
Short story from me - true story

When we were young, we'd go to Grandma's house and she always had Coke. She wouldn't let us drink from the dirty bottles if she could get around it. Well one day my brothers and I went to visit and of course she offered up the Coke. My older brother got one before I did and started drinking it before Grandma caught up with us. She got out the glasses and ice and made us pour it to the glasses. When my brother poured his into the glass there was a mouse in the bottle.

Ewww he was drinking straight from the bottle. This went to prove Grandma was right about dirty bottles for one thing and for another, since that day I have NEVER drank Coke again. (30+ years and counting)

It's Pepsi or water or nothing for me. I'm sure that could happen, and probably has, with Pepsi ... but it hasn't.
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