What should I make for dinner tonight? This might just be the number one question that we ask ourselves almost daily over here.
Then you have come to the right place, we have rounded up 15 cola carnitas that we have shared over the years.
Plus, there is such a variety of flavours in these recipes, so you are sure to find something for you. Most of these recipes are quick and easy ones made especially for busy weeknights.
15 Cola Carnitas
Why do you put Coca-Cola in carnitas?
The Coca-Cola tenderizes the pork and gives it a deep and dark caramelized crust.
What can you use instead of coke for carnitas?
Coke with cane sugar instead of corn syrup (check the ingredients list) is ideal, however you can use any coke. Alternatively, substitute with chicken broth (chicken stock).
Why do you put orange juice in carnitas?
The secret to Carnitas is in the sauce!
The citrus in the sauce helps break down the meat so that it becomes super tender, This sauce also adds a brightness to the flavor of the meat. I like to use orange juice and lime juice.
What kind of meat is carnitas?
How long does it take to make carnitas in a CAZO?
Cook until the pork is tender enough to pull apart with a fork, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
What can I use in place of coke for pulled pork?
Apple juice is good with pork. The frozen cans of concentrate are cheap and perfect for this use. Apple juice lacks the dark notes of cola.
Can you use Pepsi instead of Coke for ham?
For a bone-in ham, assume one pound per person. Can you use Pepsi instead of Coke? Yes, this ham can be made with any dark soda, like Pepsi, Dr.
Can you use Pepsi instead of Dr Pepper for pulled pork?
All you need to get great pulled pork in your slow cooker is a pork roast, BBQ Sauce of your choice ( I use my Homemade BBQ Sauce), and a can of soda (Root Beer, Coca-Cola or Dr. Pepper work the best).
What goes on carnitas?
What Toppings Go on Carnitas Tacos?
- finely chopped raw white onion or red onion.
- thinly sliced jalapeno.
- shredded cabbage.
- chopped fresh cilantro.
- crumbled cotija or shredded jack cheese.
- lime wedges (Squeeze fresh lime juice right over the top of your tacos for that citrusy zing!)
- Mexican crema or sour cream.
How do you keep carnitas from drying out?
So the key to great carnitas (and French confit, for that matter) is to heat the meat to a specific temperature, and try and keep it there long enough for the collagen to break down, while minimizing the amount of moisture lost.
What should I serve with pork carnitas?
Serve on a warm platter with the beans, salsa, guacamole, lime wedges and warm tortillas.