This review is just for the actual pork - I already had some Carolina style BBQ sauce, so I didn't make the sauce. The pork was divine! Perfectly piquant, just a little kick, a great blend of flavors, and adding the second bit of vinegar towards the end keeps things bright! This is a keeper for sure.
Won first place in our crock pot challenge! Excellent pulled pork! I cooked the meat for 12 hours, but should have turned the meat over since only the bottom was in the juice. The bottom fell apart, while the top took some effort to shred. Maybe a little longer cooking would do. I made the recipe as called for, except that I couldn't find white pepper in the stores so I doubled the black pepper. And 8 oz of yellow mustard is actually just shy of a cup, so I used up my Gray Poupon Dijon Mustard to make up the difference. Everyone raved about it. The meat was so tender, it made it really easy to eat. Usually, when you take a bite of a pulled pork sandwich, you pull half the meat out of the sandwich and it gets all over the place. Wear a bib. But not with this recipe! It has a very distinctive flavor, completely different from the sweet commercial pulled pork recipes. Man, I ate waaaay too much! Time for a nap!
I did not care for the sauce at all, but I'm not from Carolina and have no idea if this is authentic. I used a very small crock pot on low with its lid off to make the sauce and I do recommend that. I stirred it often and it thickened up very nicely. The mustard and vinegar made our noses burn all day, so if you are congested, maybe try this?<br/><br/>In the sauce,I used half the mustard amount and subbed dijon mustard for yellow. I ended up adding about a cup of ketchup and a cup of sugar to make the sauce palatable. I'm sure the locals are shaking their heads in disgust :)<br/><br/>As for the rub and main vinegar sauce, I thought that was pretty good and will make again. Being from the Midwest, I'd never had pulled pork like that. Thanks for introducing me to the Carolina style.
The pork turned out really tender and the sauce was so good! Thanks for posting.
I made this the first time about a week and a half ago and I'm now making it again. Very good recipe that received rave reviews by all that had it. The one comment I heard over and over again was that "this is the best pulled pork I've ever had". Thanks so much for sharing. It's a fabulous recipe made even better when you can catch the pork butt on sale for $1.49 a pound.
Delicious! I didn't use Worchestershire as I was out and used coconut sugar in place of the sugar in the rub and honey in place of the sugar in the sauce. I added lots of liquid smoke to the pork while cooking and did not add the remaining vinegar mixture during the last 30 minutes. I just shredded the pork and dressed it to taste with the mixture.
This is wonderful! I followed the recipe exactly, and we all loved it. The sauce is better than any store bought I have tried. <br/><br/>Not enough leftovers though. lol
absolutely perfect. kind of a ton of work buuuut, totally worth it!!
Only made the Pulled Pork. Family loved it. It wasn't up to my extremely picky high standards in regards to flavor profiles. I am searching for a Perfect Pulled Pork & this was not it..