Barbecue cola pork recipe

Today is my first Secret Recipe Club reveal and I am super excited. I had asked April to join the club quite a while ago, and I was psyched when she wrote me back and accepted me in the club. And I was even happier when I got my first assignment.

I was assigned to Leah’s beautiful blog: So, How’s It Taste? The great thing about her blog is that with every recipe she tells us how it tastes. And she tells it like it is: if something did not turn out great Leah lets us know.

Leah is a talented baker and has many recipes for cookies, cakes, and other fun desserts on her blog, but I am not that much of a baker. I didn’t one to do her a disservice and bake an horrible cake, I decided to showcase one of her savory recipes.

There were many to choose from and I was tempted by many, but I could not resist her barbecue cola chicken. Even if it was winter and the temperature in the Midwest approaches 0F making it de facto impossible to grill outside. Even if I did not have barbecue sauce. Even if I didn’t have chicken.

So i made my own barbecue sauce, I substituted the chicken with pork and I used the oven to grill my meat. The result was outstanding! I think I might never grill again without BBQ sauce and cola.

Cola BBQ pork


Cola BBQ sauce

    • 1 cup ketchup
    • 1 tbsp mustard
    • 1/3 cup vinegar
    • 2 tbsp worchester sauce
    • 1 tsp chili paste
    • salt
    • pepper


  • 1 can cola
  • BBQ sauce
  • 2 thick slices of grilling pork meat


  1. Mix all ingredients for the bbq sauce in a pot and put on a the fire + the cola. Cook for about 1 and 1/2 hour or until thick and reduced to about 2/3.
  2. Place the meat in a ziploc bag with the cola bbq sauce and let to marinade for 6 hours (and up to 12) in the fridge.
  3. Place the meat on a rack in an oven dish. The rack helps in achieving a BBQ like effect because it keeps the meat from sitting in its own grease as it bakes.
  4. Cook in a 400F oven for 45 minutes occasionally, turning and brushing the meat with some of the reserved marinade.

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