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18 Best Recipes with Coca-Cola

These classic recipes with Coke will make the whole family happy!

By: Rachel Bernstein, Editor, RecipeLion.com
18 Best Recipes with Coca-Cola

Infuse your food with the classic taste of one of America's favorite soft drinks! With the dishes in this collection of our 18 Best Recipes with Coca-Cola, you'll find plenty of creative and tasty options for dinner and dessert. From savory chicken dishes to tender roasts to moist cakes and so much more, there are a lot of great recipes to experiment with and find your favorites. Try one tonight and you'll wonder why you didn't start making recipes with Coca-Cola sooner!

You might wonder why Coca-Cola is used in so many recipes. Isn't it enough to just enjoy a cold glass with dinner?

Well, Coke actually has a tenderizing effect on meat. The acidity in the soda can give beef, pork, and chicken that fall-off-the-bone texture that's so delicious. The sweetness of Coke is also a great ingredient for flavoring marinades and sauces. If you love barbecue sauce, then you know how delicious a sweet sauce can be on rich meat dishes.

Now that you know a little more about why Coke is used in recipes, read on to try some of them for yourself!

Ham and Chicken Coke Recipes

Coca-Cola Drumsticks

You may think that dinner recipes with cola sound a bit crazy, but you'd be surprised by how much flavor a soft drink can add to your chicken and ham dishes!  When mixed with other spices and sauces, Coca-Cola can really make an otherwise plain and boring recipe soar. Try one of these simple cola chicken recipes or ham dishes for dinner tonight and you'll see how soda pop can change the way you think about meat.

Get started with this easy recipe for Coca-Cola Drumsticks! This classic Southern recipe is popular for a reason. It's easy to make, and the sweet-and-savory flavor is unbeatable. Make these for a family dinner this weekend!

Loaded Tater Tots with Soda Glazed Bacon

These delicious tater tots with coca cola glazed bacon show just how versatile soda can be. The sweetness of the Coke is the perfect complement to salty bacon, and when you take a bit of this dish you will be in heaven.

Baked Coca-Cola Chicken

Coca-Cola chicken is a classic dish, and it's easy to see why! Tender baked chicken gets a delicious glaze from the sweet-and-sticky soda. It will take your regular weeknight dinner to the next level.

Southern Coca-Cola Baked Chicken

Try another variation on one of our favorite recipes with Coca-Cola! This Southern-inspired baked chicken will make you feel like you're relaxing back home at your grandma's house. Your family will love this recipe!

Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Chicken Nachos

We love this twist on a classic Coke chicken recipe! The soda makes the chicken topping extra tender, so these nachos are some of the most delicious you'll ever taste. Top with plenty of guacamole and sour cream and enjoy!

Easy Coca Cola Slow Cooker Chicken

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a plate of this Coca-Cola slow cooker chicken! This easy recipe is smothered in a sweet-and-spicy sauce that everyone will love. Serve with rice and a veggie, and you've got the perfect easy meal.

Beef and Pork Recipes with Cola

Best "Secret Ingredient" Burgers

What's the secret behind super easy yet incredibly delicious beef recipes? A can of Coca-Cola!  Discover how a little bit of soda pop can transform a dinnertime staple by trying out one of the tempting beef recipes with Coca-Cola below. You'll be amazed and impressed by the simple yet rich and delicious flavors!

Get started with these delicious Best "Secret Ingredient" Burgers. We're sure that you can guess what the secret ingredient is. But you will still be surprised by how tender it makes these burgers. You may never cook another burger without Coca-Cola again!

Secret Ingredient Slow Cooker Ribs

This is another secret ingredient that you'll definitely be able to guess. Like with the secret ingredient burgers above, this recipe uses Coca-Cola to ensure that these slow cooker ribs are tender and delicious. This is one of our favorite slow cooker Coke recipes, and we think it will become one of yours too.

Coca-Cola Meatballs

If you love barbecue meatballs, then you are going to love Coca-Cola in this recipe. The sweetness of the soda lends the meatball sauce so much flavor and character. It's that ingredient that will have your family asking, "What is that delicious flavor?" It's up to you whether you want to reveal your secret!

Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Beef Stew

This slow cooker Coca-Cola recipe is perfect for days when you want to serve your family something amazing (but you don't feel like doing a lot of work). It's rich and savory, with that perfect amount of sweetness to balance it all out.

3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

This is one of the easiest (and most delicious) Coca-Cola recipes with pork ever. All you have to do is throw a few ingredients into the slow cooker. Then relax as your house fills with the delicious smell of sweet-and-spicy pulled pork!

Cola Cake Recipes and Desserts

Coca-Cola Fudge with Walnuts

One of the most popular ways to cook with Coca-Cola is to make moist and rich desserts!  Anyone who's ever tried a slice of cake made with soda can attest to how yummy it is. From chocolate to carrot cake to the more unique flavor of tres leches, there are plenty of varieties of Coke cake recipes to choose from.  Indulge your sweet tooth with one of the reader-favorite cola cake recipes below and you'll be hooked on this easy and fun baking technique for years to come!

What better place to start than with this Coca-Cola Fudge with Walnuts? This sweet treat is delicious as an after school snack or after dinner indulgence.

Grandpa's Favorite Coke Floats

Who doesn't love a classic Coke float? This traditional dessert is perfect in the summer months, but we've been known to make them all year long. There's something about the bubbly soda and creamy vanilla ice cream that is just the best!

Cherry Coke Jello

If you're a fan of Jello, then you've got to give this Coca-Cola dessert recipe a try. It's sweet and flavorful, with that cola flavor that we all know and love. Your friends and family will love this unique dessert!

Cherry Coke Cupcakes

These adorable cupcakes prove that sometimes classic is best. It doesn't get much more classic than chocolate and cherries, or cherries and Coke. So it just makes sense to combine them! We especially love the pretty pink frosting on these Coca-Cola cupcakes.

Whipped Chocolate Coca-Cola Poke Cake

This delicious chocolate Coca-Cola cake is almost too indulgent to be allowed. You've got layers and layers of chocolate, topped with a fluffy whipped frosting (plus even more chocolate). What's not to love?

Shortcut Coca-Cola Cake

This classic Coca-Cola cake is the perfect snack or dessert to serve to your family. It's full of rich chocolate flavor, and it's so easy to make! We won't tell whether you enjoy it with a cold glass of milk or an icy sip of Coca-Cola. We think it would be amazing with either one.

Copycat Cracker Barrel Double Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake

This copycat recipe will inspire you to skip the restaurant! Try this delicious Coca-Cola recipe from Cracker Barrel, and embrace an evening of down home cooking and indulgence. The scoop of ice cream is optional, but we highly recommend it.

Do you like Coke in sweet recipes or savory recipes? Or would you rather just drink it? Let us know in the comments!

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