Technique Tuesday: Cooking with Cola

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In the December issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray, we share a recipe for Cola-Braised Short Ribs with Polenta and explain why you should spend more time cooking with soda:

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Adding soda to your braising liquid or marinade is a fun, fast way to add a pop of flavor. The sugars in regular soda (don't use diet) encourage caramelization during cooking, which is the key to the rich color and deep flavor.

But short ribs aren't the only meat that are great made with soda. The next time you have a can or two of your favorite cola laying around, try these meaty recipes that are as delicious as they are simple:

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Cola Pulled Pork Sandwiches

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Grilled Cola Skirt Steak Salsa Tacos

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Cola Barbecue Ribs

Talk about a recipe to whet your whistle!

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