Coca Cola Glazed Pork Chops: A Simple and Delicious Recipe

Introduction

Looking for an easy and flavorful dinner recipe that the whole family will love? These glazed Coca Cola pork chops are the perfect solution! With just one skillet, four ingredients, and about 20 minutes, you can have a delicious meal on the table. Let’s dive into the details on how to make these tasty pork chops.

Overhead image of coca cola and pork chops on a blue and white serving platter.

What do Cola Glazed Pork Chops Taste Like?

The sweet and savory combination of Coca Cola and pork chops creates a mouthwatering flavor. In the South, it’s common to add Coca Cola to various dishes for its tenderizing properties and unique taste. Don’t worry if you prefer other carbonated sodas like Diet Coke, Pepsi, root beer, or Dr. Pepper—they work just as well in this recipe!

Pan frying pork chops in a cast iron skillet

Ingredients

To make these Coca Cola pork chops, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Boneless pork chops
  • Coca Cola (or your preferred carbonated soda)
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Cooking oil for pan-frying

How to Make Coca Cola Pork Chops

  1. Start by patting dry the pork chops with paper towels.
  2. Whisk together Coca Cola and barbecue sauce to create the glaze.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat and pan-fry the pork chops until browned on both sides.
  4. Pour the glaze into the skillet with the pork chops and let it simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the pork reaches 140°F – 145°F.
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For a visual guide, refer to the images below:

Patting pork chops dry with paper towels.
Whisking together the coca cola pork chop marinade.

Serving Suggestions

These Coca Cola pork chops go well with a variety of sides. Here are some delicious options to consider:

  • Hush Puppies
  • Coleslaw or Vinegar Coleslaw
  • Baked Potatoes or Mashed Potatoes
  • Cast Iron Cornbread
  • Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese
  • Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Pumpkin Bread or Pumpkin Muffins
  • Wedge Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
  • Easy Potato Salad
  • Southern-Style Green Beans
  • Fried Apples
  • Southern Collard Greens
  • Fried Okra
  • Easy Pasta Salad
  • Homemade Baked Beans with Bacon
  • And many more!

Side shot of cola glazed pork chops on a tray

Recipe Variations

Here are some variations you can try with this recipe:

  • For a thicker sauce, reduce the amount of Coca Cola used and simmer the glaze for a longer time.
  • Add extra flavor by seasoning the pork chops with a BBQ dry rub before pan-frying them.
  • Experiment with different herbs and spices to enhance the taste. Consider options like cayenne pepper, garlic powder, kosher salt, or a mix of herbs such as rosemary, thyme, parsley, oregano, and chives.
  • If you prefer thicker cuts of pork chops, adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Close overhead shot of coca cola glazed pork chops on a blue and white tray
Coca cola bbq pork chops on a blue and white tray on a wooden table with a side of cornbread

Conclusion

These Coca Cola glazed pork chops are a delightful and effortless meal option for busy weeknights. The combination of tender meat and a flavorful glaze will have your taste buds dancing. For more mouthwatering recipes and to learn more about Hook’d Up Bar and Grill, visit Hook’d Up Bar and Grill.

Bon appétit!