Coca-Cola Pulled Pork Nachos + How to Create a Multi-Game Viewing Experience at Your Football Party

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Coca-Cola Pulled Pork Nacho Basket

Coca-Cola is my go-to drink on any day, but when game day rolls around, it is an absolute must for the family and any guests who may come around.  Not only is it the perfect drink to serve, but it’s also a key ingredient in a lot of the appetizers and desserts that I make.  Today I’m going to share a delicious recipe for Coca-Cola Pulled Pork, and I’m going to show you how I use the pulled pork to make the most delicious Pulled Pork Nachos!

AND…as I much as I love game day, I have to admit, we wouldn’t have game day if there weren’t actual games to watch, so today I’ve also got a tutorial on how to create a multi-viewing experience at your football party!

Coca-Cola 35 Pack

This fall Coca-Cola and Sam’s Club have gotten together to make tailgating and homegating easy and affordable with their 28 packs of Coca-Cola and Diet Coke Products.  Other stores also have 32 and 35 packs.  Check your local store for current availability of these products.

Coca-Cola at Sams Club

We shopped at Sam’s Club the other day and found one of the 35 packs of Coca-Cola in the soda aisle.  And it was a great deal at $8.76 a box!

Since Sam’s Club is a good distance from us (and because I always want to buy everything I see when we shop there), we only visit the Club about once a month.  But in between visits, we can always browse online.  They even allow you to order online and pick up your order in store! So convenient!

Pulled Pork Nachos

This 35 pack of Coca-Cola was just what we need for game day.  Not only did we have plenty to drink, but we used the Coca-Cola to make a whole bunch of pulled pork.  This pork is the BEST. Every time we make it, we always make enough to eat sandwiches for a few days, and this time I also used the it to make Coca-Cola Pulled Pork Nachos!

 

Coca-Cola Pulled Pork Nachos

Coca-Cola Pulled Pork Nachos

Ingredients:

Pork Tenderloin OR Pork Shoulder (Any size. We always cook at least 5 pounds.)

Coca-Cola & Vinegar Sauce/Marinade Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup white vinegar

1/2 cup Coca-Cola

1/2 cup water

1/2 tbsp seasoned salt (Any kind you like. Examples include Morton's Nature's Season and Lawry's)

1/2 tbsp your favorite bbq rub (We use a product called Butt Rub)

1/2 tbsp red pepper fakes

1 tbsp sugar

Nacho Ingredients:

Tortilla Chips

Cheese Dip (store bought or make your own)

Sour Cream

Bacon Bits

Directions:

Place white vinegar, apple cider vinger, water, and Coca-Cola in a pot. Heat to boiling. As the liquids are heating up, add all the seasonings. As soon as your sauce starts to boil, removing from heat. Continue to stir so that your seasonings dissolve and mix in accordingly. Let cool.

Next place enough foil in a baking dish to cover the entire bottom and make a "boat" to put your meat in. (Heavy Duty Foil is Best.) Next poke holes in your meat using a knife or a large two-pronged fork. Cover your meat generously the sauce. (Do NOT use the entire batch of sauce. Just use enough to cover it.)

After you've marinated the meat, use tin foil to wrap the meat tightly. Set your oven to 250 degrees. Cooking times will vary. For a 10 pound roast, we cooked 10 hours. (When we do 5 pound roasts, we bake them for 5.5 to 6 hours. The best way to calculate is to give yourself an hour to an hour and half per pound, and then just check the meat periodically.)

As you check the roast periodically (3 or 4 times total), you should uncover your meat and add additional sauce. This will keep the meat moist and infuse with more flavor.

Once the pork is cooked through, unwrap it and wait for it to cool. Then you are ready to pull it. It should fall right off the bone!

Once you've pulled the pork, you can pour additional sauce on the meat and shake it up in your storage container, or just refrigerate the sauce and you can use it as a condiment for your bbq sandwiches. We've used both of these methods, and both are really great!

NACHO INSTRUCTIONS:

Once your pork is pulled, just make a plate or basket of chips. Top with meat. Then add a few spoonfuls of sour cream. Then cover with your favorite cheese dip and bacon bits!

Notes

Fun Serving Ideas:

The Pulled Pork Nachos are great if you want to hand out individual appetizers to everyone.

You can also make a large platter of nachos for sharing.

Or get creative and set up a "Make Your Own Nachos Bar."

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Pork Nacho Chip

And here’s some photos of the process.   It just takes a few minute to make our sauce and use it to marinade our pork, before wrapping it up to cook:

Making Pulled Pork

After your pork is pulled, make your pulled pork nachos are easy-peasy:

Making Pulled Pork Nachos

Now it’s tutorial time!  And today I’m talking about how to make your homegating party special by creating multi-game viewing areas.  Why do this, you ask?  Here’s a few reasons:

  • You can avoid any arguments over what game(s) will be watched.
  • You can watch multiple games without flipping the channel, which means you won’t miss any of your favorite team.
  • And it will actually allow you to invite MORE people in to your home!

Creating Multi-Game Viewing Areas

Part of creating a multi-game viewing experience depends on having multiple tvs and mobile devices.  If you don’t have extra ones, ask one of your guests to bring one.

First you should set up two (or more) televisions in your “main watching area.”  (At our house this is the living room.)  Generally you choose one game to watch but have the other television on an alternate game and keep it muted.  By doing this, everyone can keep an eye on that “other important game” that’s going on during the game your prefer to watch, and you can avoid flipping back and forth.

A second thing you can do is create a “second watching area.”  Any room works for this.  Our son’s room is great for this because it has a futon.  And then if you have a game room or kitchen with a tv, these are also great areas.  If you have wireless boxes like we do, you can even set up a viewing area outdoors!  This is a perfect idea if you’re grilling out for game day but don’t want to miss any of the action.

Watching the Game with Coca-Cola

Next it’s a good idea to have laptops, tablets, or other media devices on hand.  Our television service actually streams practically everything that’s available on our tv, so we can get on our tablet or laptop and watch any game that’s on.  And this would be another very easy way for you or one of your guests to keep an eye on another big game, while watching an even bigger game on television.

You can also pull up your favorite sports news website or score tracking site on your favorite device and have it set up in one of your viewing areas or even on your buffet table so that people can quickly stay up to date on all the games going on.

By using these tips, you’ll be able to create a fun game day experience for your guests, and if you choose to use more than area of your home, this means you’ll have more space to invite more friends and family to share a Coke and share some game day fun!

Coca Cola
Do you like to share a Coke on game day? Leave a comment telling us how Coca-Cola helps to make your game day special. (And if you have a recipe featuring Coke, leave me a link so I can check it out!)

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Comments

  1. Cheese… bacon… pulled pork… yes please! Really, though, you had me at “nachos” 🙂

  2. These look delicious!! I love making pulled pork with Coke! It makes for a great tender pork!

  3. My grandmother used to cook pork in a similar way, the only difference being that she used Dr Pepper.

  4. Coca-Cola Pulled Pork Nachos look delicious.

  5. I have to admit I’m not a big pulled pork person but I like the idea of it on nachos.

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