|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 6 to 8|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 43g||55%|
|Saturated Fat 16g||78%|
|Total Carbohydrate 3g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|Total Sugars 2g|
|Vitamin C 2mg||8%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This pulled pork is a North Carolina version, made with a vinegar sauce with crushed red pepper. It makes a great weekend meal with beans, potato salad or fries, and slaw. Or use the pulled pork in sliders for an excellent party snack.
Warm the reserved sauce and pass at the table for people to spoon over their pork. You may want to serve the pulled pork with some barbecue sauce for guests who prefer the alternative.
Serve with slaw, pickles, buns, and baked beans or your favorite sides.
3 cups cider vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (3 1/2-pound) boneless pork shoulder, or pork butt
Kosher salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Steps to Make It
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.