North Carolina Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches

North Carolina Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches

3 reviews, 4.3 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Cooking this roast long and slow makes for a tasty, tender sandwich.


5 lbs boneless pork shoulder roast; (up to 5.5-lbs)
2 cups Cider vinegar
1/4 cup Brown sugar; packed
1 tablespoon Red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 teaspoon Salt
Hot pepper sauce
10 hamburger buns; (up to 12), split and toasted
4 cups wood chips; (use hickory or oak chips for the best flavor)

Original recipe makes 10



BBQ Sauce:

In medium bowl, combine vinegar, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, Worcestershire sauce, salt and hot pepper sauce. Divide sauce into two portions; set aside.

Pulled Pork:

At least 1 hour before grilling, soak wood chips in enough water to cover; drain before using. Rub meat with salt and black pepper. In a charcoal grill with a cover, place preheated coals around a drip pan for medium indirect heat. Add 1/2 inch hot water to drip pan. Sprinkle half of the drained wood chips over the coals. Place meat on grill rack over drip pan. Cover and grill about 4 hours or until meat is very tender. Add more preheated coals (use a hibachi or a metal chimney starter to preheat coals), wood chips and hot water every 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Remove meat from grill; cover with foil and let stand for 20-30 minutes. Using a fork, shred meat into long, thin strands. Pour sauce over shredded meat; toss to coat. Serve on toasted buns. If desired, top meat with coleslaw. Serve remaining sauce on the side.


Republished with permission, National Pork Council

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My husband loved this! He thought it was good before I even added any BBQ sauce to the sandwiches!
jenbuellbarlow 3y ago

Absolutely fantastic!!!! I loved it!!!!!
Johnah35 5y ago

Republished with permission, National Pork Council [I posted this recipe.]
tyson 10y ago

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