Crock Pot Eastern Carolina Pulled Pork


Tender Slow-Cooked Carolina-Style Pulled Pork
● Preparation Time: 10 minutes ● Cook Time: 8-10 hours  ● Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes ● Serves: 8

Experience the rich, tangy flavors of Eastern Carolina with this Crock Pot Eastern Carolina Pulled Pork recipe. Slow-cooked to perfection, this pulled pork is tender, juicy, and packed with a distinctive vinegar-based sauce that sets it apart from other barbecue styles.

● Ingredients:

- 4-5 lbs pork shoulder (Boston butt)

- 1 tbsp brown sugar

- 1 tbsp paprika

- 1 tbsp salt

- 1 tsp black pepper

- 1 tsp cayenne pepper

- 1 tsp garlic powder

- 1 tsp onion powder

● Vinegar Sauce:

- 1 cup apple cider vinegar

- 1/2 cup ketchup

- 1 tbsp brown sugar

- 1 tbsp hot sauce

- 1 tsp red pepper flakes

- 1 tsp black pepper

- 1 tsp salt

● Directions:

1. Combine brown sugar, paprika, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder in a small bowl.

2. Rub the spice mixture all over the pork shoulder.

3. Place the pork shoulder into the crock pot.

4. In a medium bowl, whisk together all the vinegar sauce ingredients until the sugar and salt are dissolved.

5. Pour half of the vinegar sauce over the pork shoulder.

6. Cover and cook on low for 10 hours or until the pork is very tender and easily shredded with a fork.

7. Remove the pork from the crock pot and shred using two forks.

8. Return the shredded pork to the crock pot and mix with the remaining vinegar sauce.

9. Serve the pulled pork on buns with your favorite coleslaw, if desired.

● Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 300 | Total Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 720mg | Total Carbohydrates: 8g | Dietary Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Protein: 30g

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