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In Mama Maggie’s Kitchen was invited to participate in #MomentosCoke as part of Coca Cola’s celebration Hispanic Heritage Month. All opinions expressed are my own.
You know how there are some foods that remind you of home? Believe it or not, for me, Coke is one of them. I remember my abuelita asking my primos to run to the store to buy a liter of Coke for dinner. We always had a container with Coke bottles de vidrio outside the kitchen to return to the grocery story. If not, they would charge us full price, and who wants to spend an extra peso?
Coke has been a part of so many of the important moments in my family’s life. Birthdays, bautizos, Mother’s Days. This Hispanic Heritage Month, 9 families will win a grand prize – $2,000 Delta Airlines voucher and a $1,000 gift card. Second Place prizes include 27 $500 Delta Airlines travel vouchers. And third place prizes – 270 international calling cards worth $40. To enter: CLICK HERE OR Post a picture on Twitter or Instagram of your family using #MomentosCoke
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- 2 pounds beef shoulder
- black pepper
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 large onion diced
- 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon chile powder
- 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoons ground cumin
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 can Coke
- cilantro toppings
- green onion toppings
- In a large stock pot, heat the olive oil.
- Season beef with salt and pepper.
- Brown in the oil on all sides.
- Add garlic, onion, tomatoes, chile powder, cayenne pepper, cumin, bay leaves, broth, and Coke.
- Scrape the bottom of the pan to release the brown bits.
- Cover and let simmer for 3 hours.
- Top with cilantro and green onions.
- Serve with tortillas and roasted potatoes.
I’m not much of a Coke drinker, but I like to have it on hand because my mom LOVES it and so do many of my friends. Maybe it’s because it all reminds us of home and those #MomentosCoke Every now and then, I’ll even add it to my food like here in my Mexican Pot Roast.
I don’t know what it is about Coke, but it makes the meat very tender. Con unas tortillas, this Mexican Pot Roast is delicious! But I might be slightly biased. 😉
What Have You Cooked Using Coke?
This looks delightful. I used root beer in my crock pot pulled pork recently and wasn’t sure about the taste. But it was my first time. I love coke on occasion. Too much is no bueno. I love that you connected the story and talked about your abuelita, reminded me of mine! She is with the angels now. Anyway, I am definitely going to try this.
Root beer. I don’t think I’ve ever cooked with it. Will have to do that now. 🙂 Thanks for the suggestion!
Lisa @ Whisk & Cleaver
Coke is actually my favorite soda!! But I’ll only drink it out of a bottle or from the McDonald’s soda fountain – otherwise it’s not bubbly or sweet enough 🙂 I definitely know my soda!
LOL! I’ll be sure to bring a Coke can with me when I meet you… one of these days. 🙂