Pulled Pork – North Carolina Style

Pulled Pork

Pull Pork sandwich with homemade kaiser rolls

There are so many variations for recipes of pulled pork and this is just another one that we love. Depending on what you like, you can also add barbecue sauce to this.  Tim likes his with barbecue sauce and I like mine without which is an easy fix – he just add the sauce to his portion!  This would also make great sliders.  Enjoy!

Pulled Pork – North Carolina Style


1 tablespoon mild paprika
2 teaspoons light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons hot paprika
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 pounds pork butt roast
1-1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 1/3 cups water
5/8 cup ketchup
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
5 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground white pepper
2 pounds hickory wood chips, soaked
1. In a small bowl, mix mild paprika, light brown sugar, hot paprika, celery salt, garlic salt, dry mustard, ground black pepper, onion powder, and salt. Rub spice mixture into the roast on all sides. Wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate 8 hours, or overnight.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
3. Place pork roast in oven for approximately 6 hours, uncovered
4. Remove pork from heat and place on a cutting board. Allow the meat to cool approximately 15 minutes, then shred into bite-sized pieces using two forks. 
5. In a medium bowl, whisk together cider vinegar, water, ketchup, brown sugar, salt, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and white pepper. Continue whisking until brown sugar and salt have dissolved. Place shredded pork and vinegar sauce in a large roasting pan, and stir to coat pork. Pulled Pork - BlogHSource:  Adapted from  Allrecipes.com

10 thoughts on “Pulled Pork – North Carolina Style

  1. Yum! I am making another pulled pork recipe for our superbowl party tomorrow. This one is cooked at 225 for about 13 hours. I coated it with rosemary, garlic, fennel seed, sea salt and pepper. Put it in last night. This morning the house smells heavenly and our dog is going nuts! Your recipe sounds great; will have to try it.

    • Your recipe sounds delicious! I would love to try it. Anything with garlic and fresh rosemary is a winner for me. My dog won’t eat his dinner when I have something in the oven cooking for awhile … he thinks he will get something better coming from the oven!

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