Coke Soaked Bacon

2-Ingredient Coke Soaked Bacon on ASpicyPerspective.comA 2-ingredient wonder. Coke Soaked Bacon is so tender and uniquely flavored, you’ll make excuses to serve it on everything!

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Confession: I love Coke. Like, luuuuurve it!

Although I try to stick to eating my calories, rather than drinking them, on rare occasion I’ll treat myself to an ice cold Coca-Cola with a burger and fries.

It only seems right to enjoy them together.

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Recently I was thinking back to something I watched my dad do in the kitchen as a little girl. He used to soak ribs in Coke or Dr. Pepper to tenderize the meat before grilling.

It made me wonder what other pork products might benefit from a long bath in soda. After considering pork chops and ham, I thought I’d give good ol’ bacon a try.

Believe it or not, I discovered magical things happen to bacon strips when they are marinated in Coke for an extended period of time.

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Because bacon strips are so fatty, they don’t absorb the Coke, per se. So the bacon doesn’t become ultra sweet as one might think. Instead, the carbonation and sugar break down the bacon making it limber and easy to bite through, once cooked. The Coke also seems to reduce the salt a bit leaving the bacon with a dusky caramelized flavor.

I found baking the bacon in the oven to be the best cooking method since the bacon is damp… All the grease splatter takes place behind a closed oven door.

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The unique caramelized flavor and tender melt-in-your-mouth texture make Coke Soaked Bacon a great addition to sandwiches, wraps, or chopped up on salads because it’s not the least bit tough.

So try putting these two guilty pleasures together.  The effect is intriguing to say the least!

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17 comments on “Coke Soaked Bacon

  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitnessposted September 7, 2015 at 7:21 am Reply

    THIS RECIPE IS PURE GOLD. Seriously.  Coke is one of things I can’t get enough of either.  And then WITH SALTY BACON?
    You. Are. Genius. Pinned!

  2. mariaposted September 7, 2015 at 5:55 pm Reply

    How dirty goes it leave the oven?

    • Sommerposted September 7, 2015 at 10:23 pm Reply

      Hi Maria,

      Well…. since my oven is ALWAYS dirty, that’s a tough question. LOL! It’s no worse than baking un-soaked bacon in the oven.

  3. Mariaposted September 7, 2015 at 9:39 pm Reply

    Two of Josh’s favorite foods! I think he will die and go to heaven if I make this for him!

  4. Heather Christoposted September 7, 2015 at 10:37 pm Reply

    oh goodness- looks delicious!

  5. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted September 7, 2015 at 10:57 pm Reply

    I’m totally in love with this idea, I can’t wait to try it!

  6. Julie @ Table for Twoposted September 8, 2015 at 8:42 am Reply

    This looks so good! I’ve never heard of this method before but I will definitely give it a shot now!

  7. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted September 8, 2015 at 9:23 am Reply

    I feel like Coke and Bacon were made for each other. Fantastic recipe, Sommer!

  8. Marla Meridithposted September 8, 2015 at 12:38 pm Reply

    Such an interesting way to prepare bacon…I must try!

  9. Liz @ The Lemon Bowposted September 8, 2015 at 1:27 pm Reply

    Ok it’s official – this is genius!!! 

  10. Annalise @ Completely Deliciousposted September 8, 2015 at 3:07 pm Reply

    This is so creative – love it! Two of my favorite things in one crispy bite.

  11. Gaby Dalkinposted September 8, 2015 at 5:19 pm Reply

    never would of thought of this! have to try it!!

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  13. Redeniaposted September 13, 2015 at 2:12 am Reply

    This is not new to me I saw some of my friends at a party spraying a whole roasted pig over a char coal fire on one of those rotisserie machine using coke of course that pig was the best I have ever ate just saying

  14. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookieposted September 13, 2015 at 9:04 pm Reply

    Oh I so need to try this with root beer

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  16. Frannie Niceposted May 15, 2017 at 6:33 pm Reply


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