Carolina-Style Pork Barbecue
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Cook: 6 hours
I’m from N.C. and my husband is from Texas. I didn’t like it but he did. Not Carolina barbecue.
This is my “go to” pulled pork recipe. The first time I made it, I followed the recipe exactly and it was a bit too hot. I cut the pepper flakes and cayenne in half the next time and it was perfect. Someone told me it was the best pulled pork they ever had!
This is very, very good! After removing the pork from the cooking juices, I poured the juices and onions into a kettle. I reduced the juices to 1/2 which concentrated the wonderful flavors. After the shredding the meat, I strained the mixture into the meat. The next day it was even better.
I also prefer NC style BBQ, and this was really, really good! I saw some people felt it had too many ingredients but since you dump it all in the crockpot anyway, I did not find this to be a drawback. I was a little worried about the amount of pepper in it, but it had just the right amount of kick. I also saw some reviewers suggest liquid smoke. I thought the paprika gave the meat a nice smoky flavor on its own, but I might try that method the next time I make it. The recipe does not state this, but I did not throw away the onions at the end. They were delicious on their own, but I also served them as an alternate to the cole slaw.
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Daughter and I LOVED it! It tastes just like what I grew up enjoying. It was definitely spicy, but I wouldn't reduce anything for our tastes. I definitely recommend this recipe! If you don't want it toooo spicy, reduce the pepper.
Really delicious NC BBQ recipe! I took the advice here and reduced the pepper by half and it was perfectly spicy. I also read here that the smoke flavor was missing so I added a ham hock to the pot for a smokey flavor and it delivered. I definitely recommend this recipe
This is an amazing recipe! I have tried various Pulled pork recipes but this one is my favorite. It tastes natural with all the ingredients well blended without one flavor being overpowering. My family liked it a lot and my husband asked to save the recipe. I used half portion to cook for 3 people but halving the recipe worked just fine:) I used the pressure cooker to cut time. Since used 2 pounds without cutting into pieces it took 1 hour to fully cook in the pressure cooker. Perhaps next time I should just cut the pound pork into 1/4s just like it says in the recipe! I’ll definitely repeat this recipe many times!??
This is BBQ the way one would fix it for dinner or supper in NC .. easy, and no fuss. The recipe as printed above is very heavy with the amt. of red pepper flakes I think..so I'd cut back on those to about a teaspoon...
all i do is add liquid smoke and it makes a huge differance