Soda Pop Pulled Pork & 5 Other Sparkling Recipes (VIDEO)

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soda pulled porkThis morning on Today, "Pioneer Woman" blogger Ree Drummond showed us all the secret to her sweet/spicy/tangy pulled pork: Soda pop! That's right, after covering her pork shoulder with chilies, tomatoes, and spices she pours a few cans of Dr. Pepper over the whole thing and roasts it for about six hours.

Ree did not invent roasting with soda -- a lot of you have probably tried it out yourself. And I remember seeing Aretha Frankly bake ham with Coke on Martha Stewart. But it's been a while since I've heard of that roasting technique, and I think it sounds fun. It should work with all kind of flavors. I think root beer would be especially good. This got me to wondering -- what else could you bake, roast, or cook with soda?

First, here's Ree with her pulled pork! Personally I'd skip the brown sugar (since soda already has a ton of sugar), but I think this looks pretty tasty.


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Don't feel like roasting a whole pork shoulder? Try the same trick with just pork chops. BevNerd shows you how to make Soda Pop Pork Chops. This recipe comes with smashed potatoes -- yum!

Here's a video recipe for Diet Orange Soda Chicken. It's supposed to have a "Chinese food" flavor. Um, I'm skeptical of this recipe and of a cook who finds raw chicken "disgusting." But hey, it looks fun to try. Warning: Crazy, rambling recipe video. I'll be really impressed if you make it through the whole thing.



For the fluffiest cake imaginable -- at least, that's what I'm guessing -- try Quick Soda Pop Cake. Soda pop cake recipes are all over the Internet and apparently they're an old-fashioned Southern classic. Some soda pop cake recipes call for Jell-O, like this Strawberry Soda Pop Cake. Heck, you can make soda pop cupcakes in just about any flavor. Cute!

Have you ever cooked with soda pop?


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Luisa... LuisaPerkins

My mom used to make this one 7-Up cake once in a while...I remember liking it, but I was 10, and it was the 70s. 

momav... momavanessa

When we make Carnitas in the Crockpot we add a can of Coke. It give it a very nice flavor!!

Melis... Melissa042807

I helped make pancakes at a fundraiser one time where they added lemon-lime soda to the batter to make the pancakes fluffier. Totally worked!

Ari. Ari.

I put Dr. Pepper in my BBQ sauce, Coke in my roasts, Orange Crush in most of my frostings, seltzer is good in almost any batter, and of course, getting ready for St. Patrick's Day... Sprite in my corned beef and cabbage. But in my pulled pork, I braise it in hot chocolate... fanfriggintastic.

ruby_... ruby_jewel_04

I boil my ribs in coke or dr pepper before I BBQ them. Makes them SUPER juicy and tender.

coppe... copperswifey

Yes I do. I have baked a ham with cherry coke before. I do a bbq sauce with Dr. Pepper. I make cake with diet sierra mist. I have done the apple dumplings with mountain dew. It can add a lot of flavor to a dish. :)

coppe... copperswifey

oh and I also have done the pulled pork with root beer :)

aneela aneela

i never have but i looked at the one with the pork chops...seems pretty simple enough...thanks!!

amy7243 amy7243

I never have. We use beer in alot of things though.

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