North Carolina Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork Barbecue
Pulled Pork Sandwiches With Coleslaw. Rita Maas/Photolibrary/Getty Images
  • 2 hrs
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 105 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6

This tasty pulled pork is made with a spiced vinegar sauce in the North Carolina style. This version is made with a small amount of ketchup and a few spices, along with some chili powder and Tabasco sauce. Top sandwiches off with this delicious vinegar-based Carolina Slaw.

Related Recipes: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Barbecue Sandwiches and Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Barbecue, Carolina Style

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 pounds pork shoulder roast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • cider vinegar and Tabasco, to taste

How to Make It

  1. Brown roast in a small amount of fat; place in a large roasting or baking pan.
  2. Mix the next 9 ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour over roast and cover with foil.
  3. Bake the roast in a preheated 325 F oven, about 40 minutes per pound, or until done and very tender, basting occasionally with drippings.
  4. Transfer pork roast to a cutting board.
  5. Remove meat from the bone and chop or shred the pork into small pieces.
  1. Season pork to taste with additional vinegar and hot sauce.
  2. Serve the pulled pork hot with sandwich buns, coleslaw, potato salad, and baked beans.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 381
Total Fat 22 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Unsaturated Fat 10 g
Cholesterol 143 mg
Sodium 245 mg
Carbohydrates 3 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 39 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)