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Basketball playoffs are a busy time in the bluegrass state, especially this year. Family and friends gather around the television cheering on their favorite team, and often share a meal or two. Yesterday our household was buzzing watching a tournament game and cheering on our favorite team. I popped this Cherry Coke Pork Loin with Lime in the oven shortly before the game began, and it finished cooking while we hooped and hollered in the living room. It was ready in time for a celebratory family dinner.
I paired the Cherry Coke Pork with Lime with some southern slaw and a few sweet rolls to make it a meal, but this would be equally good served a side of macaroni or potato salad. Our local Walmart had the Coca-Cola NCAA® Final Four Packs which allowed me to get a variety of flavors without committing to an entire case. I got the Cherry Coke for the pork loin, Vanilla Coke for our Vanilla Bean Coke Floats, and my drink of choice, Coke Zero.
Cherry Coke Pork With Lime Recipe:
- 1 pork loin (can also use pork butt or shoulder)
- 1 can Cherry Coke
- 1 lime (separated into zest and juice)
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 large sweet onion sliced
- 1 cup diced cherries (not maraschino or pie filling)
- ⅛ cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon ground mustard
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Place pork loin fat side down in dutch oven.
- Pour Cherry Coke over the pork loin and add in beef broth
- Combine brown sugar, salt, paprika, black pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, ground mustard, and turmeric in a small bowl.
- Coat the top of the pork loin well with the combined spices.
- Add onion, diced cherries, and lime juice.
- Sprinkle lime zest across the pork loin.
- Cover and bake until center of the meat is done to taste.
- The cook time will vary slightly depending on the size of the pork loin.
- Allow meat to rest/cool before slicing .
I hope you’ll add this Cherry Coke Pork with Lime recipe to your NCAA® March Madness menu, and share your recipe wins and losses.