North Carolina Recipes

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North Carolina-Style Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.5 stars 258
This recipe is delicious, especially when smoked with hickory chips on a charcoal grill. A spicy rub and a zesty vinegar sauce turn pork into a North Carolina favorite.

Hatteras Style Clam Chowder

Rating: 4.5 stars 40
This is 'Hatteras style.' I work in a restaurant near the North Carolina coast and make this two times a week. I have scaled down the batch for home use. It is very simple. You can also use the bacon grease to saute the vegetables in.

Uncle Mike's Vinegar Pepper Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 24
This is a North Carolina-style BBQ sauce that I have used for years. It's great on any meat. Lots of vinegar - that's the North Carolina way! Be careful though, this one's spicy.
By JIMBOSKI

Western North Carolina Vinegar Barbeque Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 37
This is a Southern vinegar barbeque sauce with a splash of ketchup. I transfer some of the sauce to a plastic squeeze bottle for serving, and keep the rest in a glass quart jar in the refrigerator. Be sure to let the sauce come to room temperature before serving (you can warm it in the microwave if you want.)

Vinegar Based BBQ Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 112
This type of sauce is popular in North Carolina. You can use this sauce as a basting sauce, or just mix it into your cooked meat when you are ready to eat.

Big Smokey Burgers

Rating: 4.5 stars 182
I created this recipe while trying to recreate the best burger I had ever tasted at a restaurant in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. My family and I think these burgers are better! They are packed with flavor!

Eastern North Carolina BBQ Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 192
I have tried a lot of recipes of Eastern North Carolina BBQ Sauce. This is the closest to what you will find in any of the BBQ Restaurants here in North Carolina. It is on the hot side, so you may wish to adjust the cayenne pepper and Tabascou0026trade; sauce for milder flavor.
By RODEO3829

Red BBQ Slaw

Rating: 4.5 stars 56
Growing up in the foothills of North Carolina and enjoying Eastern North Carolina BBQ, we always had barbecue slaw or red slaw served with our pulled pork. The spicy, crunchy texture of the marinated cabbage takes BBQ to the next level. Serve with pork or chicken.

Fish Stew

Rating: 3.5 stars 9
This is an easy fish stew popular in Eastern North Carolina that goes especially well with cornbread. The cracked egg over the top and the tomato soup are optional, but sure delicious in this stew!

North Carolina BBQ Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
This was my favorite barbecue sauce growing up. It's vinegar-based with no ketchup. It's very tangy, very thin, and wonderful on pork, chicken, and even tofu!

Slow Cooker Carolina BBQ

Rating: 4.5 stars 608
Miss the tarheel tradition of a pig pickin'? Then find yourself a crock pot, a big pork shoulder, some cider vinegar and get cooking! While ground and crushed red pepper will provide the basic heat - go the extra mile and find some Texas Pete (or Trappey's) pepper sauce to bring the taste of Carolina to your kitchen.

Fancy Pimento Cheese

Rating: 5 stars 4
I had the best pimento cheese at a resort in North Carolina and replicated it in my kitchen. Tastes great with flatbread crackers, topped with chow chow and a slice of pickled okra! Try it!
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Easy Slow Cooker BBQ
Rating: Unrated 107
Southern pulled pork BBQ that is so easy to make! I have shared this BBQ with family, friends, and co-workers, and they have told me that this is amongst the best BBQ they have ever eaten. I use a North Carolina style vinegar-based sauce when I make this, but this is the fun part of this recipe, because you can use any sauce you like and it turns out good. Your pulled pork makes good BBQ plates, or it is good on sandwiches also.
North Carolina Pulled Pork
Rating: Unrated 28
I got this from an North Carolina native and it is the best. It is pretty much foolproof. This is made in the slow cooker.
Killed Lettuce and Onion
Rating: 4.5 stars 24

Growing up in the North Carolina mountains, everyone knew what killed lettuce was and how to fix it. This is my mom's recipe, and it is very simple and basic. In the south it is usually served with pinto beans and cornbread.