North Carolina Pulled Pork Barbecue Food

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World's Best Carolina Pulled Pork image

Want to make the best pulled pork from your own kitchen? This recipe for the world's best Carolina pulled pork all starts with a brine.

Provided by Sweet Basil

Categories     Every Man's Favorite Easy Day Recipes

Time P1DT14h

Number Of Ingredients 24

5-8 pound Pork Butt (bone in and fat pad on top)
4 Cups Water
4 Cups Apple Cider
1/2 Cup Kosher Salt
1/2 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
3 Heaping Tablespoons Dry Rub
2 Bay Leaves
1 Pinch Red Pepper Flakes
1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
1 Heaping Tablespoon Smoked Paprika
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
1 1/2 Tablespoon Kosher Salt
1 Tablespoon Pepper
2 Teaspoons Cayenne Powder
2 Teaspoons Dry Mustard
1 Tablespoon Cumin
1/2 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 Cup White Vinegar
1/4 Cup to 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Chili Powder
2 Pinches Red Pepper Flakes
Salt to taste


  • NOTE: This recipe should be started 2 days ahead of time as you need 24 hours in the fridge, 12-14 in the oven and 2 hours of resting.

Nutrition Facts : ServingSize 1.5 cup, Calories 445 kcal, Carbohydrate 35 g, Protein 43 g, Fat 14 g, SaturatedFat 5 g, Cholesterol 136 mg, Sodium 6886 mg, Fiber 1 g, Sugar 31 g


North Carolina-Style Pulled Pork image

This recipe is delicious, especially when smoked with hickory chips on a charcoal grill. A spicy rub and a zesty vinegar sauce turn pork into a North Carolina favorite.

Provided by Doug

Categories     Main Dish Recipes     Pork     100+ Pulled Pork Recipes

Time 15h

Yield 10

Number Of Ingredients 19

1 tablespoon mild paprika
2 teaspoons light brown sugar
1 ½ teaspoons hot paprika
½ teaspoon celery salt
½ teaspoon garlic salt
½ teaspoon dry mustard
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon salt
8 pounds pork butt roast
2 cups cider vinegar
1 ⅓ cups water
⅝ cup ketchup
¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
5 teaspoons salt
4 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground white pepper
2 pounds hickory wood chips, soaked


  • In a small bowl, mix mild paprika, light brown sugar, hot paprika, celery salt, garlic salt, dry mustard, ground black pepper, onion powder, and salt. Rub spice mixture into the roast on all sides. Wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate 8 hours, or overnight.
  • Prepare a grill for indirect heat.
  • Sprinkle a handful of soaked wood over coals, or place in the smoker box of a gas grill. Place pork butt roast on the grate over a drip pan. Cover grill, and cook pork until pork is tender and shreds easily, about 6 hours. Check hourly, adding fresh coals and hickory chips as necessary to maintain heat and smoke.
  • Remove pork from heat and place on a cutting board. Allow the meat to cool approximately 15 minutes, then shred into bite-sized pieces using two forks. This requires patience.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together cider vinegar, water, ketchup, brown sugar, salt, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and white pepper. Continue whisking until brown sugar and salt have dissolved. Place shredded pork and vinegar sauce in a large roasting pan, and stir to coat pork. Serve immediately, or cover and keep warm on the grill for up to one hour until serving.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 425.9 calories, Carbohydrate 12.1 g, Cholesterol 134.9 mg, Fat 23.1 g, Fiber 0.8 g, Protein 39.1 g, SaturatedFat 8.3 g, Sodium 1698.4 mg, Sugar 10.1 g


BBQ Pulled Pork with Carolina Sauce image

Provided by Food Network

Categories     main-dish

Time 10h10m

Yield 12 servings

Number Of Ingredients 18

2 quarts cider vinegar
2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup dry mustard
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/8 cup red pepper flakes
1/8 cup salt
Pinch freshly ground black pepper
2 cups soy sauce
1 1/2 cups salt, plus more for seasoning
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup molasses
2 pork butts, about 6 pounds total weight
Freshly ground black pepper


  • For the Carolina BBQ sauce: Combine the cider vinegar, ketchup, sugar, molasses, mustard, soy sauce, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, salt and a pinch ground black pepper in a stainless steel saucepan over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool before using. If not using immediately, pour it into a bowl or jar. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  • For the BBQ pulled pork: Combine 1-quart water with the soy sauce, salt, sugar, honey and molasses in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, then remove from the heat and let cool. Stir in 1 gallon plus 3 quarts water. Pierce the meat with a boning knife in several places, then add the meat to the brine. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove the meat from the brine, coat lightly with salt and pepper, and arrange in a smoker. Load 2 boxes filled with applewood chips into the smoker. Set the smoker at 250 degrees F and smoke for 8 hours. Remove the meat from the smoker to a cutting board and shred when cool enough to handle. Arrange on a serving platter and serve with the BBQ sauce.


North Carolina-Style BBQ Pulled-Pork Sandwiches image

Provided by Food Network Kitchen

Categories     main-dish

Time 15h30m

Yield 8 to 10 servings, with leftovers

Number Of Ingredients 21

1 (8-pound) bone-in pork shoulder, with skin
1 head garlic, separated into cloves and peeled
3/4 cup Memphis Shake, recipe follows
5 cups apple or other wood chips, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes and drained
2 batches North Carolina-Style Vinegar BBQ Sauce, recipe follows
8 to 10 soft hamburger rolls
Dill pickles
1/4 cup sweet paprika
3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons dried oregano
2 tablespoons granulated garlic
1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon celery salt
3 cups cider vinegar
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup ketchup
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup kosher salt
2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper


  • Make small holes all over the pork shoulder with a thin sharp knife and stuff in garlic cloves. Rub the meat all over with the Memphis Shake; cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Prepare an outdoor grill with an indirect medium-hot fire with a mix of briquettes and hardwood charcoal in half of the grill. Set grate over coals. Place pork, skin side up, in an aluminum pan with about 1 1/2 cups water on the cooler side of the grate. Toss 1 cup of the soaked and drained wood chips onto the coals and cover the grill, making sure the lid's vents are directly over pork.
  • When the coals cool to medium-low heat, preheat a chimney-full of hot briquettes and hardwood charcoal. Whenever smoke stops coming out of the vents, about every hour, add more hot coals and 1 cup of soaked and drained wood chips to the fire. The goal is to maintain a medium-heat, smoky fire (but don't worry if it is hotter when the coals are added and cooler while preheating the coals). Rotate the pork when you add coals so it cooks evenly. Cook the meat until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the pork registers 180 degrees F, about 6 hours.
  • Set aside 1 quart of the North Carolina-Style Vinegar BBQ Sauce. Once the pork reaches 180 degrees F, begin mopping the entire surface of the meat every 20 minutes with some of the remaining sauce and the pan drippings. Continue to cook the pork, covering the grill between mopping, until an instant-read thermometer registers 200 degrees F, about 1 to 2 hours more.
  • Transfer the pork to a cutting board and let rest for at least 15 minutes. Remove the outer skin and discard. Cut large chunks from the bone and shred, using 2 forks or your fingers, (when cool enough to touch) or chop. Toss with about 1 cup of the reserved barbecue sauce for every 3 cups of meat. Tuck the pork into the soft rolls and serve with pickles.
  • Whisk paprika, brown sugar, oregano, garlic, ancho powder, salt, and celery salt in a small bowl. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 2 months.
  • Heat the vinegar and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Off the heat, stir in the ketchup, honey, salt, red pepper, and black pepper.


Carolina-Style Pork Barbecue image

I am originally from North Carolina (where swine is divine) and this recipe for the slow cooker is a family favorite. My husband swears my authentic Carolina 'cue is the best BBQ he has ever eaten! -Kathryn Ransom Williams, Sparks, Nevada

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Lunch

Time 6h30m

Yield 14 servings.

Number Of Ingredients 15

1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (4 to 5 pounds)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 medium onions, quartered
3/4 cup cider vinegar
4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
14 hamburger buns, split
1-3/4 pounds deli coleslaw


  • Cut roast into quarters. Mix brown sugar, salt, paprika and pepper; rub over meat. Place meat and onions in a 5-qt. slow cooker., In a small bowl, whisk vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and seasonings; pour over roast. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until meat is tender., Remove roast; cool slightly. Reserve 1-1/2 cups cooking juices; discard remaining juices. Skim fat from reserved juices. Shred pork with two forks. Return pork and reserved juices to slow cooker; heat through. Serve on buns with coleslaw.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 453 calories, Fat 22g fat (6g saturated fat), Cholesterol 85mg cholesterol, Sodium 889mg sodium, Carbohydrate 35g carbohydrate (14g sugars, Fiber 3g fiber), Protein 27g protein.


Carolina Barbecue Sauce Recipe image

This Carolina Barbecue Sauce Recipe is a Southern vinegar based barbecue sauce made for pulled pork. It is easy, cheap, and fast to make. There is NO reason to buy it.

Provided by Katie Crenshaw

Categories     Sauce

Time 10m

Number Of Ingredients 7

2 cups apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon ketchup
½ tsp cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon of ground pepper
1 teaspoon salt


  • Place all ingredients in a pan.
  • Cook on stove top at Medium heat.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Whisk together until sugar and salt are completely dissolved. Remove from heat.
  • Cool to room temperature.
  • Pour sauce into a jar or bottle. For best results, refrigerate one day before serving.
  • Shake well before serving.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 18 kcal, Carbohydrate 2 g, Sodium 210 mg, Sugar 2 g, ServingSize 1 serving


North Carolina Pulled Pork image

I got this from an North Carolina native and it is the best. It is pretty much foolproof. This is made in the slow cooker.

Provided by skibunny2k

Categories     Main Dish Recipes     Pork     100+ Pulled Pork Recipes

Time 9h15m

Yield 6

Number Of Ingredients 5

2 pounds pork shoulder roast
salt and ground black pepper to taste
½ cup ketchup
½ cup brown sugar
⅓ cup red wine vinegar


  • Preheat slow cooker on Low for 15 minutes.
  • Season pork shoulder with salt and pepper; place pork in preheated slow cooker. Mix ketchup, brown sugar, and vinegar in a bowl; pour over pork.
  • Cook on Low for 8 hours. Transfer pork to a large platter and slice into 3 to 4 pieces. Shred meat with 2 forks and return to slow cooker. Continue to cook for 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 209 calories, Carbohydrate 17.8 g, Cholesterol 56.8 mg, Fat 6.4 g, Fiber 0.1 g, Protein 19.7 g, SaturatedFat 2.3 g, Sodium 265.1 mg, Sugar 16.3 g


Carolina Style Pulled Pork Sandwich image

I like to call this "The Worlds Greatest Sandwich". Cooked overnight in a crock pot, the meat is tender, juicy, and messy..the way a BBQ sandwich should be. Top it with your favorite cole slaw, and you have one tasty meal. This is South Carolina style BBQ. (Thanks for everyone who clarified that for me)

Provided by graftonr

Categories     One Dish Meal

Time 9h

Yield 18-22 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 27

2 onions, quartered
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 -6 lbs boneless pork butt
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard (ie ( Colman's)
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne (Spice it up a bit with 1/2 tspn)
1 cup american style prepared yellow mustard (i.e. French's. Not Dijon, Gulden's, or any other type of spicy mustard.)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
20 buns
1 lb Coleslaw


  • The Meat --.
  • Place the quartered onions in a crock pot.
  • Combine brown sugar, paprika, salt and pepper: rub over the roast.
  • Place the roast over the onions in the crock pot.
  • Combine the vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce, red pepper flakes, sugar, mustard, garlic salt and cayenne; stir to mix well.
  • Drizzle about 1/2 of the vinegar mixture over the roast and cover. Refrigerate the remaining vinegar mixture.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours. Drizzle the other half of the vinegar mixture over the roast during the last 1/2 hour of cooking.
  • While the meat is cooking, prepare the barbecue sauce. Mix all ingredients except soy sauce, butter and smoke. Simmer, uncovered, on low heat for 30 minutes. Stir in the remaining ingredients and simmer, uncovered, for 10 more minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Remove the meat from the crock pot and allow to rest for at least 15 minutes. (Very important step -- longer is better).
  • Remove the onions and chop to a fine consistency.
  • Pull apart the meat with a couple of forks. Meat should have a shredded look to it.
  • Mix chopped onions and shredded pork along with a little bit of juice from the crock pot to taste. Add sufficient barbecue sauce to the mixture to achieve desired taste. Meat should have distinctive barbecue flavor.
  • To serve, spread barbecue sauce on bottom of a hearty bun.
  • Put layer of pulled pork on bun. Spread barbecue sauce over meat.
  • Add layer of your favorite cole slaw on top of meat. Layer some more barbecue sauce over cole slaw.
  • Spread top of bun with more sauce.
  • Grab a fist full of napkins, and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 453.2, Fat 20.6, SaturatedFat 7, Cholesterol 71.9, Sodium 762.4, Carbohydrate 40.5, Fiber 2.6, Sugar 14.3, Protein 24.8


North Carolina Pulled Pork image

This North Carolina Pulled Pork recipe and introductory text below are from The Barbecue! Bible 10th Anniversary Edition.

Provided by Steven Raichlen

Categories     Pork     Marinate     Backyard BBQ     Dinner     Lunch     Spring     Summer     Tailgating     Grill     Grill/Barbecue

Yield Makes 10 to 12 servings

Number Of Ingredients 21

Grilling Method
Indirect grilling
Advance preparation
3 to 8 hours for marinating the meat (optional); also, allow yourself 4 to 6 hours cooking time
Special equipment
6 cups hickory chips or chunks, soaked for 1 hour in cold water to cover and drained
For the rub (optional)
1 tablespoon mild paprika
2 teaspoons light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons hot paprika
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
For the barbecue
1 Boston butt (bone-in pork shoulder roast; 5 to 6 pounds), covered with a thick (1/2 inch) layer of fat
Vinegar Sauce
10 to 12 hamburger buns
North Carolina-Style Coleslaw


  • 1. If using the rub, combine the mild paprika, brown sugar, hot paprika, celery salt, garlic salt, dry mustard, pepper, onion powder, and salt in a bowl and toss with your fingers to mix. Wearing rubber or plastic gloves if desired, rub the spice mixture onto the pork shoulder on all sides, then cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for at least 3 hours, preferably 8.
  • If not using the rub, generously season the pork all over with coarse (kosher or sea) salt and freshly ground black pepper; you can start cooking immediately.
  • 2. Set up the grill for indirect grilling and place a drip pan in the center.
  • If using a gas grill, place all of the wood chips in the smoker box and preheat the grill to high; when smoke appears, reduce the heat to medium.
  • If using a charcoal grill, preheat the grill to medium-low and adjust the vents to obtain a temperature of 300°F.
  • 3. When ready to cook, if using charcoal, toss 1 cup of the wood chips on the coals. Place the pork shoulder, fat side up, on the hot grate over the drip pan. Cover the grill and smoke cook the pork shoulder until fall-off-the-bone tender and the internal temperature on an instant-read meat thermometer reaches 195°F, 4 to 6 hours (the cooking time will depend on the size of the pork roast and the heat of the grill). If using charcoal, you'll need to add 10 to 12 fresh coals to each side every hour and toss more wood chips on the fresh coals; add about 1/2 cup per side every time you replenish the coals. With gas, all you need to do is be sure that you start with a full tank of gas. If the pork begins to brown too much, drape a piece of aluminum foil loosely over it or lower the heat.
  • 4. Transfer the pork roast to a cutting board, loosely tent it with aluminum foil, and let rest for 15 minutes.
  • 5. Wearing heavy-duty rubber gloves if desired, pull off and discard any skin from the meat, then pull the pork into pieces, discarding any bones or fat. Using your fingertips or a fork, pull each piece of pork into shreds 1 to 2 inches long and 1/8 to 1/4 inch wide. This requires time and patience, but a human touch is needed to achieve the perfect texture. If patience isn't one of your virtues, you can finely chop the pork with a cleaver (many respected North Carolina barbecue joints serve chopped 'cue). Transfer the shredded pork to a nonreactive roasting pan. Stir in 1 to 1 1/2 cups of the vinegar sauce, enough to keep the pork moist, then cover the pan with aluminum foil and place it on the grill for up to 30 minutes to keep warm.
  • 6. To serve, mound the pulled pork on the hamburger buns and top with coleslaw. Let each person add more vinegar sauce to taste.


North Carolina Pulled-Pork Barbecue image

This classic pulled pork is the ultimate holiday weekend grilling project.

Provided by Ruth Cousineau

Categories     Backyard BBQ     Summer     Grill     Grill/Barbecue     Gourmet     Graduation

Yield Makes 8 servings

Number Of Ingredients 4

3 1/2 cups cider vinegar (20 fluid ounces)
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons hot red-pepper flakes
1 (8- to 10-pound) bone-in pork shoulder roast (preferably butt end) with skin


  • Bring vinegar to a boil with sugar, red-pepper flakes, 2 tsp salt, and 1 Tbsp pepper in a small nonreactive saucepan, stirring until sugar has dissolved, then cool. Set aside 2 cups vinegar sauce to serve with sandwiches.
  • While sauce cools, score pork skin in a crosshatch pattern with a sharp knife (forming 1-inch diamonds), cutting through skin and fat but not into meat. Pat meat dry and rub all over with 1 Tbsp each of salt and pepper. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour before grilling.
  • Prepare grill for indirect-heat cooking over low heat, leaving space in middle for disposable roasting pan.
  • When coals have cooled to about 300°F (45 minutes to 1 hour; when most coals will have burned out), put disposable roasting pan on bottom rack of grill between the 2 remaining mounds of coals, then fill pan halfway with water. Add a couple of handfuls of unlit charcoal to each charcoal mound, then put grill rack on so hinges are over coals.
  • Oil grill rack, then put pork, skin side up, on rack above roasting pan. Grill pork, with lid ajar (for air, so coals remain lit), basting meat with sauce and turning over every 30 minutes (to maintain a temperature of 250 to 275°F, add a couple of handfuls of coals to each side about every 30 minutes), until fork-tender (a meat fork should insert easily) and an instant-read thermometer inserted 2 inches into center of meat (avoid bone) registers 190°F, 7 to 8 hours total.
  • Transfer pork to a cutting board. If skin is not crisp, cut it off with at least 1/4 inch fat attached (cut any large pieces into bite-size ones) and roast, fat side down, in a 4-sided sheet pan in a 350°F oven until crisp, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • When meat is cool enough to handle, shred it using 2 forks. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Serve pork, cracklings, and coleslaw together on buns. Serve reserved vinegar sauce on the side.


Carolina Vinegar BBQ Sauce image

Carolina Vinegar BBQ Sauce is tangy, spicy and is the ultimate sauce when you're serving pork!

Provided by Donya Mullins

Categories     Extras     Main Course

Time 7m

Number Of Ingredients 6

2 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Add all ingredients to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil then reduce to simmer cooking for 2 minutes until sugar and salt dissolves.
  • Remove from heat and let cool. Store in a covered jar or bottle in the refrigerator until ready to use. It can be stored for up to 3 weeks.


Slow Cooker Carolina-Style Pulled Pork image

A moist and tender, slow-cooked pulled pork with a Carolina-style, vinegar based BBQ sauce.

Provided by Christin Mahrlig

Categories     Main Dish

Time 8h50m

Number Of Ingredients 18

1 small sweet onion, (chopped)
1 (4 to 6-pound) Boston Butt, (with or without bone)
1 cup apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Place chopped onion on bottom of a slow cooker.
  • Trim excess fat from Boston Butt and place in slow cooker on top of onions.
  • Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl and pour on top of pork. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours.
  • Combine all ingredients for BBQ Sauce in a medium saucepan. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Remove pork from slow cooker (after 8-10 hours) and place in a large bowl. Use forks to shred the meat.
  • Discard the majority of liquid in the slow cooker. Return meat to slow cooker and add BBQ Sauce. Cover and cook on low 30 minutes. Serve.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 405 kcal, ServingSize 1 serving


Carolina Pulled Pork image

POPULAR pork barbecue just for a family or double up and make for a crowd. I was born and raised in North Carolina and have enjoyed pork barbecue all of my life. It is usually served with coleslaw and cornbread. This type of dinner is frequently used for fundraisers. Another popular way is to have the barbecue and slaw in a sandwich bun. This is a quick and easy method to cook pork barbecue and freezes well. It does not take a lot of sauce and I would suggest you mix a small amount and do a taste test. A family recipe.

Provided by Seasoned Cook

Categories     Pork

Time 2h10m

Yield 4-5 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 11

4 lbs boston butt (pork roast)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Place boston butt pork roast in a dutch oven with enough water to come up to middle half of roast. Add salt and black pepper.
  • Boil covered on middle low heat for 2 to 2 1/2 hours until flaky tender. Lift roast out of water onto a plate and allow to cool.
  • Shred or cut into small pieces resembling pulled pork. Put into a serving bowl and add sauce to one's own taste.
  • SAUCE: Mix ketchup, water, lemon juice, oil, brown sugar, vinegar, worcestershire and red pepper flakes. Put in a small saucepan and boil for 1 to 2 minutes. Cool and use to season boston butt roast.
  • Serve with vegetables or serve in a sandwich bun.
  • Note: See recipe #310662 (coleslaw) and recipe #307995 (fried cornbread) for good suggested side dishes.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 633.8, Fat 39.2, SaturatedFat 13, Cholesterol 178.6, Sodium 1468.5, Carbohydrate 17.3, Fiber 0.3, Sugar 14.8, Protein 50.8


North Carolina-Style Pulled Pork Barbecue image

Provided by Alex Witchel

Categories     dinner, main course

Time 4h30m

Number Of Ingredients 4

5 to 6 cups barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 pounds pork butt
8 soft rolls or slices of white bread


  • Prepare the barbecue sauce the day before cooking the meat.
  • Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.
  • In a large (6- to 8- quart) ovenproof casserole or flameproof roasting pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add meat, and brown on all sides, about 8 minutes a side. Remove meat and wipe out casserole.
  • Place a rack in the bottom of the casserole. Put the meat on the rack, and cover with 2 1/2 cups barbecue sauce. Cover and cook for about 4 hours, basting occasionally, until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the meat reaches 150 to 180 degrees. Remove from oven, and set aside to cool.
  • Gently heat remaining barbecue sauce. When meat is cool enough to handle, trim and discard fat. Shred meat coarsely by hand, or pull it with two forks. Put shredded meat in a large bowl, and toss with warmed sauce. Serve on rolls or slices of white bread, with coleslaw and bread-and-butter pickles on the side.

Nutrition Facts : @context http, Calories 315, UnsaturatedFat 7 grams, Carbohydrate 34 grams, Fat 12 grams, Fiber 1 gram, Protein 16 grams, SaturatedFat 4 grams, Sodium 838 milligrams, Sugar 24 grams, TransFat 0 grams


Grandma's North Carolina Pork Barbecue image

This pork roast is so good and tender. What really makes this pork roast recipe different is the homemade sauce. It's tangy and sweet with a little bit of spice. The meat soaks up all the sauce after being cut up and infuses the flavor. This was great on a bun with a side of coleslaw, but the meat is so good it can be eaten...

Provided by Barbara Gabriel

Categories     Pork

Time 6h15m

Number Of Ingredients 11

4-5 lb pork roast
1 large chopped onion
1 1/2 c water
1/2 c catsup
1 c apple cider vinegar
1/2 c Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp mustard
4 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp red pepper
1/4 tsp black pepper


  • 1. Place roast in roasting pan. Combine remaining ingredients. Stir well and pour over roast.
  • 2. Cover and bake for 5-6 hours at 325 degrees.
  • 3. After cooking time remove meat and chop with knife and fork.
  • 4. Return to meat to sauce, discarding bone and fat. Serve on buns.
  • 5. Roast can also be cooked in a slow cooker on Med-High setting for 3-4 hours, check for tenderness and turn roast halfway through cooking time. When done remove meat and chop with kinife and fork. Return to meat sauce, discard bone and fat. Serve on buns.


North Carolina-Style Pulled Pork image

This pulled pork is made with a vinegar sauce in the North Carolina tradition, and the boneless pork shoulder is slow-roasted in the oven.

Provided by Diana Rattray

Categories     Dinner     Entree     Lunch     Sandwiches

Time 7h10m

Yield 8

Number Of Ingredients 8

3 cups cider vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (3 1/2-pound) boneless pork shoulder (or pork butt)
Kosher salt (to taste)
Black pepper (to taste)


  • Gather the ingredients.
  • In a saucepan, combine the vinegar, sugar, red pepper, 1 teaspoon of salt, and the 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Bring to a boil; remove from heat.
  • Save about 2 cups of the vinegar mixture for serving, and use the rest for basting.
  • Sprinkle the pork roast with salt and pepper; place on a foil-lined baking or roasting pan.
  • Roast, uncovered, at 275 F for about 7 hours, or until the roast reaches 200 F on a meat thermometer or oven probe inserted in the center of the thickest part of the roast.
  • Baste about every hour with the sauce saved for basting. The roast should be very tender.
  • Remove the roast and shred with 2 forks, discarding large pieces of fat.
  • Warm the reserved sauce and pass at the table for people to spoon over their pork. (You can also serve barbecue sauce with this pork; it's delicious as a topping with coleslaw and pickle slices.)
  • Serve with slaw, pickles, toasted buns , and baked beans or your favorite sides.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 607 kcal, Carbohydrate 3 g, Cholesterol 179 mg, Fiber 0 g, Protein 46 g, SaturatedFat 16 g, Sodium 443 mg, Sugar 2 g, Fat 43 g, ServingSize Serves 6 to 8, UnsaturatedFat 0 g


Carolina BBQ Rub image

Make a classic Carolina-style barbecue rub recipe with sweet and heat. Use it next time you want to make a traditional pulled pork.

Provided by Derrick Riches

Categories     Spice Mix

Time 10m

Yield 8

Number Of Ingredients 8

1/4 cup (60 milliliters) paprika
2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) salt
2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) white sugar
2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) brown sugar
2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) ground cumin (cumin powder)
2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) chili powder
2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper


  • Gather the ingredients.
  • In a small bowl, combine paprika, salt, white sugar, brown sugar, ground cumin, chili powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Use as a dry rub on pork, chicken, beef, lamb, and vegetables. Make sure that the rub has a fine consistency and that the brown sugar leaves no clumps.
  • To apply the rub, gently pat it on all surfaces of the meat and cook as directed.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 50 kcal, Carbohydrate 11 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Fiber 3 g, Protein 1 g, SaturatedFat 0 g, Sodium 1808 mg, Sugar 6 g, Fat 1 g, ServingSize 1 cup (serves 8), UnsaturatedFat 0 g

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  • Press Warm; set timer for 30 minutes (add or subtract time as needed) and press Start to heat the pressure cooker. Heat oil in pot. Working in batches, add pork and cook until browned; transfer to plate. Add broth, beer, and browned pork, with any juices from the plate, to pot. Lock lid in place, making sure vent is sealed. Press Warm; set timer for 42 minutes and press Start to cook.
  • Release pressure manually by opening vent. Remove lid. Transfer pork to a platter and let cool. Discard cooking liquid.
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Recipes. North Carolina Pulled Pork . Ted Allen. Chopped. Search Recipes. Go. For this Carolina-style barbecue, the meat is rubbed with dry spices (usually) and cooked slow and low over smoldering charcoal for upward of 8 …

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