Coca Cola? (or Pepsi?)

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by mickster, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. 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.


  2. cinnamonkc

    cinnamonkc Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    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!! [​IMG]
  3. linescum

    linescum Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  4. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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...). [​IMG]
  5. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  6. coyote

    coyote Master of the Pit

    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.
  7. tn_bbq

    tn_bbq Smoking Fanatic

    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.
  8. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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![​IMG]
  9. coyote

    coyote Master of the Pit

    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
  10. jtribout

    jtribout Meat Mopper

    Sorry........ It's Coke-Colo for me, and no diet. What Feet? [​IMG]
  11. 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!!!! [​IMG]
  12. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I gotta go with Texas Hunter on this one give me the Pepsi
  13. flatbroke

    flatbroke Smoking Fanatic

    Dr Pepper is where its at. I know of a smoke house that sold, that used it. they had good food too.
  14. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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....YUMMY[​IMG]
  15. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    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!
  16. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

  17. bbq addict

    bbq addict Smoke Blower

    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!
  18. shawnr5

    shawnr5 Smoke Blower

    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.
  19. davy

    davy Fire Starter

    I use Coca-Cola in my Kokanee (fish) brine, -- fantastic!
  20. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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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