A can of Dr. Pepper
Doctor’s Orders: Marinate Pork In Dr Pepper For Optimal Tenderness
Pork’s red meat has a natural sweetness that always tastes better when enhanced with another honeyed ingredient. Still, nothing works to tenderize the meat quite like Dr. Pepper.
Most sodas possess a blend of carbonic, citric, and phosphoric acids, which are key in tenderizing meat. Dr. Pepper is the top choice for pork due to its taste.
Dr. Pepper’s 23 ingredients complement any pork recipe with its traces of cherry, caramel, molasses, nutmeg, clove, ginger, and pepper. A single can is enough for a pork dish.