Your everyday carbonated cola beverage is good for more than just a refreshment! Coke (among other cola-type sodas) makes excellent marinades and sauces, and these meaty rib, pork chop, and steak recipes stand as proof. Crack open a cold can and try one of these juicy, succulent recipes for yourself! There's lots of great options for everything from a regular dinner to party food for the big game.

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Cola-Marinated Pork and Cilantro-Jalapeno Slaw Sandwiches from The Pioneer WomanCola-Marinated Pork and Cilantro-Jalapeno Slaw Sandwiches

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Korean Cola-Marinated Steak from Leite's CulinariaKorean Steak from Leite's Culinaria

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Wings in Cola from AllRecipesWings In Cola from AllRecipes

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Black Barbecue Pork Chops from EpicuriousBlack Barbecue Pork Chops

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Crock Pot Cola Ham from Food.comCrock Pot Cola Ham from Food.com Photo by Diana Rattray

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Mixed Grill with Cherry Cola Barbecue Sauce from EpicuriousMixed Grill with Cherry Cola Barbecue Sauce

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Cola-Braised Brisket from My RecipesCola-Braised Brisket

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