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Super Easy BBQ Pork

Some people call it pulled pork but back home in North Carolina we just call it BBQ pork. I've made this recipe a few times and it is awesome. Seriously, I have a hard time pulling myself away from the table when we have this. Serve on its own or on toasted buns with a side of coleslaw, corn on the cob, and hush puppies if you have 'em.

If you need an extra kick try this recipe for North Carolina BBQ Sauce. Enjoy!

Super Easy BBQ Pork

Super Easy BBQ Pork


3 tbsp. Canola oil
4 lbs. boneless pork shoulder cut into 3 equal pieces
1 yellow onion chopped finely
3/4 cup cider vinegar
3/4 cup ketchup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup light molasses
2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. dry mustard
salt and freshly ground pepper


Brown pork in heavy bottom pan and transfer to slow cooker. Sauté onion until golden. Add vinegar and deglaze the pan. Then add ketchup, brown sugar, molasses, red pepper flakes, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally until the mixture begins to bubble. Pour over pork. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 8-10 hours. The pork should be very tender.

Transfer the pork to a platter. Using a pair of forks, shred each piece of pork, removing and discarding any large pieces of fat. Skim off the excess fat from the surface of the sauce and return pork to the sauce. Stir together to combine. Serve the pork and sauce as is or on sandwich rolls.

* If like me you don't have a slow cooker, you can use a French oven on the stove top instead.

Tastes even better the next day!

LaylaCams LaylaCams 7 years 46 weeks
This looks so good! Mmm, bbq with cole slaw and cheese!
mominator mominator 7 years 46 weeks
I am from NC too and we do not serve a side of cole slaw. We slap the cole slaw right on top of that BBQ sandwich. Talk about yum!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 7 years 46 weeks
:faint: :feedme:
MotoLinz MotoLinz 7 years 46 weeks
I freakin' love me some pulled pork sammitches. :drool:
karmasabitch karmasabitch 7 years 46 weeks
Yuuuum that looks awesome! :DROOL:
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 7 years 46 weeks
mmmmmmmm I always afraid to use Pork Shoulder bc it looks like a GIANT layer of fat!
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 7 years 46 weeks
Tell it Geek. Oh and don't forget the sweet iced tea. :D
a-geek a-geek 7 years 46 weeks
Mmm, nothing like BBQ in NC. A nice pork sandwich and some cobbler would knock me over right now.
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 7 years 46 weeks
Damn, Twinks. Damn.
audreystar audreystar 7 years 46 weeks
i have been told by hubby that i need to make this sometime this week for him. :bossy:
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 7 years 46 weeks
Super yummy!! :drool:
Bettyesque Bettyesque 7 years 46 weeks
Ah you browned it first ... I will try that next time! Thanks :feedme:
sofi sofi 7 years 46 weeks
yummy :DROOL: looks great- thanks!
CoconutPie CoconutPie 7 years 46 weeks
:DROOL: It looks so good! You can be sure I'll be trying this recipe soon.