Carolina style shredded pork BBQ. This recipe was given to us when we lived in the Carolinas.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
4 hrs 40 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
5 hrs
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place pork shoulder, bay leaf, red pepper and water in large pot with lid. Bring to boil. Simmer covered 4 to 5 hours until meat is tender. Let meat cool in broth. Remove excess fat from broth and shred meat.

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  • Take 3 cups of liquid and bring to boil. Combine liquid with vinegar, sugar, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and garlic. Add shredded pork and salt. Heat through uncovered.

Nutrition Facts

515 calories; protein 50.6g; carbohydrates 14.1g; fat 27.2g; cholesterol 178.6mg; sodium 260.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2004
Here in the Carolina's BBQ is as heated a discussion as politics and religion; especially since your brand of que depends on what part of the state you're in grin. This is a great stove top recipe but I encourage everybody to find a good ol' pig-pickin when they come to visit! I liked this better the day after as it seemed a little too sweet when eating it immediately after it cooked. It got the okay from DH's co-workers after they got over the fact that there was RED in it. lol Read More
(48)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/09/2003
I am a Carolinian and my family butchered their own hogs....this is not a good substitute for traditional BBQing. The spices sound great-just oven cook this meat add a little smoke and a tad bit vinegar......never use red sauces and Carolina Pork BBQ!!! NEVER! Use Piggy Park or make your own. This recipe does make tender meat...just not close enough to Pig Pickin' quality...so why bother. Read More
(94)
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 1 stars
10/09/2003
I am a Carolinian and my family butchered their own hogs....this is not a good substitute for traditional BBQing. The spices sound great-just oven cook this meat add a little smoke and a tad bit vinegar......never use red sauces and Carolina Pork BBQ!!! NEVER! Use Piggy Park or make your own. This recipe does make tender meat...just not close enough to Pig Pickin' quality...so why bother. Read More
(94)
Rating: 2 stars
07/30/2008
This recipe is a nice one but as others say very bland. Maybe my suggestion wll throw this into another category but hey who cares! Try a new twist. Rub the pork down with minced garlic or fresh if you have it lace it with some nice fresh rosemary or dried rosemary. salt and pepper and rub in. I brown mine in a good heavy pot on all sides (oh the rosemary smell will make your tounge taste buds dance around in anticipation of some of this fantastic meat on its surface!) then let it sit on the fat side to finish cooking after adding water enough to almost cover the meat. On top of the stove or slow cooker. (I prefer on top of the stove but you have to watch it so the juices dont boil away Cook slowly in covered dutch oven for 5-6 hours! The aroma alone will drive you wild. The taste perfection! The rosemary is the trick to the wonderful flavor! Much different than putting red sauce on it. You can either pull it or slice it or just tear it off the bones and enjoy it along side a nice slaw and some pork and beans. Of course if you want to use bbq sauce on it go ahead its your pork! Eat it like you want! I prefer to be able to taste the wonders that rosemary does to the bland pork meat! So dress up your pork today! Enjoy!:-) Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2004
Here in the Carolina's BBQ is as heated a discussion as politics and religion; especially since your brand of que depends on what part of the state you're in grin. This is a great stove top recipe but I encourage everybody to find a good ol' pig-pickin when they come to visit! I liked this better the day after as it seemed a little too sweet when eating it immediately after it cooked. It got the okay from DH's co-workers after they got over the fact that there was RED in it. lol Read More
(48)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2006
This was the best BBQ shredded pork I've ever had! Just like we would get when we visited the carolinas. I did do it in the crock pot though, and instead of the 10 cups water I added 1 cup vinegar, 1cup water, lots of different dried peppers like crushed red pepper, blk pepper corns, cayenne pepper along with the other ingredients and used that as the broth in the slow cooker. Then slow cooked it for 10+ hours (overnight) on low and then went on with the rest of the directions. Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2007
This is a great recipe (I'm from North Carolina where real barbecue is a pig pickin' and not something cooked on the stove top). I prefer to bake the pork shoulder but either way is fine. You'll love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2003
Add hot sauce and you're ready for the best barbeque ever! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2003
I made this bbq and really enjoyed it. I did add a little Kraft Hickory BBQ Sauce to give it a slightly smoky taste. I used apple cider vinegar and cut the sugar back a bit. This is worth making! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/30/2007
This was good until I made the "bar-b-q" sauce at the end. It was too sweet for my tastes although I admit I'm not sure if it is supposed to be sweet. So if you've never had this type of bar-b-q before it is sweet. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/15/2007
The pork was not bad but like another reviewer said the meat was a little bland. Also the sauce was not very good. We had to doctor it up a bit to get it to taste just OK. Overall the pulled pork is good. Just use a different sauce. Read More
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