Most of us recognize Coca-Cola as a beverage, or failing that, a liquid. But very few of us see Coca-Cola for what it could be — the secret ingredient in tonight's dinner.
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The sweet and subtle flavors of Coca-Cola have always complemented our food, and they also work well inside our favorite dishes. From entrees to sides to desserts, there's almost no dish that Coke can't enhance (or shoe-horn itself into), making for a delicious, unique, and memorable meal.
Here's 10 refreshing recipes which prove things really do go better with Coke.
(Pass the Sushi)
Braised Cola Onions and Sausage
(It's Not Rocket Salad)
Monster-Infused Pulled Pork with Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce
(South Your Mouth)
Coca-Cola Glazed Ham With Brown Sugar and Dijon
When maple syrup just won't do, glaze your holiday hams in Coca-Cola. Mandy at South Your Mouth throws a can of Coke into her sweet and savory recipe, along with a rub made from brown sugar and Dijon mustard.
Coca-Cola Glazed Baby Back Ribs
(The Food Charlatan)
Coca-Cola Jello Salad with Cherries
In some parts of the country, Coca-Cola cake is a pretty well-known dessert. But if you're unfamiliar, this chocolaty recipe from Stacy at Southern Bite is a great place to start, featuring Coca-Cola-flavored cake, Coca-Cola-flavored frosting, and a topping of chopped pecans.