Recipe by National Pork Board
"Cooking this roast long and slow makes for a tasty, tender sandwich. Top the sandwich with some coleslaw for a crunchy, cool contrast. Have your favorite side dishes and some cold watermelon for dessert."
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1 (5 pound)
boneless pork shoulder roast
packed brown sugar
red pepper flakes
Hot pepper sauce, to taste
hamburger buns, split and toasted
wood chips (use hickory or oak chips for the best flavor)
We grew up in eastern NC and this should be considered the official state sandwich. To make it spicier, add more hot sauce or make the vinegar and red pepper flakes in advance of preparing the pork, which makes it hotter, or add more hot sauce. The pork is excellent and topped with cole slaw brings back a lot of memories!
I needed something quick to put over my pulled pork. This was good but I would prefer a little more zip.
A friend made this and brought some over. It was excellent! I love that it is easy to make, and the whole family whill eat it!
Thia is an Eastern North Carolina style BBQ
This was so good; especially with crunchy, cold coleslaw on top. Yum!
This is now my go-to recipe when making a batch of pork. The vinegar is too strong for me (and we are from NC) so I usually cut down by a quarter or half and and add the amount back with bottled BBQ. It doesn't really change the consistency or flavor except to make it less tart. I don't skimp on the crushed peppers as that is what makes the dish (that special little zing) in my opinion. I know it's somewhat of a crime to not put the pork over smoking chips, but I usually make this recipe in a slow cooker. (I don't have a smoker, nor do I have the time to fuss with it.) I've used all kinds of cuts, but roast loins or loin chops are usually my pick (less fat). Thanks for a great recipe.
I loved the flavor of this, but it wasn't very spicy. I added a TON of red pepper to kick it up.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
North Carolina Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 185
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