Saturday, November 10, 2012

Crock Pot Carolina Barbecue

I freakin' love some Carolina pulled pork, y'all. The vinegar based sauce pairs so well with the rich meat and is lip smakin' good. Wow, my country is really coming out isn't it?

Of course the best way to have Carolina BBQ is to slow cook it in a smoker or the likes or even better to let someone else do it at a pig pickin. But when you're craving that Carolina BBQ taste but don't have time to slow roast a hog, try this Crock Pot recipe that cooks while you're working. We just had this with some packet lemon broccoli, one pot mac and cheese (recipe to follow) and biscuits. This would be great as a sandwich with some slaw on it though, maybe with some baked beans and hushpuppies on the side.

Bring the summer taste back into your home this winter with this simple crock pot recipe! Adjust the spicy ingredients to taste. I did not find this spicy but if you have little ones they might.

1 3-5 lb pork roast- preferably a shoulder (I used a boneless roast 3 lb but go 5 lbs if it's bone in)
1 T salt
ground black pepper
1 1/2 c apple cider vinegar
2 T brown sugar
1 1/2 T hot pepper sauce
2 t red pepper flakes
2 t cayenne pepper


1. Place the pork roast in the crock pot. Season with salt and pepper. Surround with vinegar. Cover, and cook on low for 10 hours or until meat is tender. If you have a boneless roast it will take much less time, around 7-8 hours. 
2. Remove pork from crock pot and shred with two forks when ready. Strain the liquid out of the crock pot and save 2 cups. Discard any extra. Return the reserved liquid to the crock pot. Add the remaining ingredients (again, adjusting heat to taste) and stir. Return pork to crock pot and stir to mix. Put slow cooker on warm and cover until ready to serve.


  1. Made this tonight! Dead on recipe! Wouldn't change a thing!

    1. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed it, Erica. I'm making it again tonight myself!