I just love vinegar-based barbeque. I looked high and low for an easy recipe for North Carolina barbeque; this is it! Be warned; your friends will want the recipe. Eat it with a fork or on rolls with coleslaw.

Phil
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Trim the fat from the roast; place in slow cooker and cook on Low overnight, at least 8 hours.

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  • To make the sauce, whisk together the vinegar, melted butter, salt, lemon juice, crushed red pepper, hot sauce, black pepper, and sugar in a bowl.

  • Carefully remove the roast to a cutting board. Pull the meat from the bone with a fork. Return the pork to the slow cooker. Pour the sauce over the pulled pork. Simmer for 1 hour more.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

449 calories; 37.5 g total fat; 134 mg cholesterol; 1630 mg sodium. 4.2 g carbohydrates; 23.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (27)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2010
We loved it and it really took me back "home"! I didn't add the butter didn't think it needed the extra fat and eliminated the lemon juice. All the other ingredients were combined and poured over the roast and the slow cooker did the rest. We had the typical cole slaw baked beans and hush puppy sides and it was outstanding! This is the typical Eastern North Carolina style barbeque and delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/01/2010
Let me preface this by saying that I really like vinegar. I really REALLY like vinegar. I eat vinegar in some form every day. This recipe? Too much vinegar. Read More
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38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2010
We loved it and it really took me back "home"! I didn't add the butter didn't think it needed the extra fat and eliminated the lemon juice. All the other ingredients were combined and poured over the roast and the slow cooker did the rest. We had the typical cole slaw baked beans and hush puppy sides and it was outstanding! This is the typical Eastern North Carolina style barbeque and delicious. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2010
We loved it and it really took me back "home"! I didn't add the butter didn't think it needed the extra fat and eliminated the lemon juice. All the other ingredients were combined and poured over the roast and the slow cooker did the rest. We had the typical cole slaw baked beans and hush puppy sides and it was outstanding! This is the typical Eastern North Carolina style barbeque and delicious. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2009
This was not the best NC BBQ I have ever had but it was pretty darn good and it was super easy to make. We will definitely be making this again. I prepared this recipe exactly as written and did not find it to Vinegary Its North Carolina BBQ that is what it is supposed to taste like. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2008
use less vinagar and a little more sugar we like this and have made it several times. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2010
my roast was 4.4 llbs. I used 1/4 cup vinegar 3 TBS sugar and little more each of lemon juice hot sauce and pepper flakes (we like our stuff hot) and cooked on low for 9 hours before adding the sauce. The meat fell apart and was to die for! I brought to work to have my coworkers sample I could not believe how yummy with such a small amount of ingredients. Thanks alot! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2009
So delicious and easy for this working mom! I didn't have rice vinegar so I used cider vinegar. I put lean pork chops in this recipe because the chops always turned out day and this recipe was wonderful. My son made the sauce after I got home and served it along with rice his favorite. Now he wants to serve it to his sister and my nephew tomorrow night however we now have the pork shoulder! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/10/2008
While my husband seemed to like this I agree with the other reviewers that said this had too much vinegar. I took the advice to use 1/2 rice vinegar but it was still too tart for my taste. It certainly wasn't what I consider barbeque. I probably won't make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2008
I used half the butter the recipe called for and for the vinegar I used one cup of rice wine vinegar and one cup of white vinegar. The rice wine vinegar makes it less tart. Delish! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/01/2010
Let me preface this by saying that I really like vinegar. I really REALLY like vinegar. I eat vinegar in some form every day. This recipe? Too much vinegar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2015
Best Carolina BBQ I've made and tasted! Beware it's spicey! Read More
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