11 Reviews

For the past 20 years, Smithfield's BBQ has been my favorite. I worked at the Wilmington, NC location as a teen, and since then, no other BBQ has come close. That is, until I made this recipe. Smithfield's will be first in my heart for nostalgic reasons, but now I can make a pulled pork at home that makes me just as happy. Thank you for posting this recipe!

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BalloonHead2070 March 18, 2012

This recipe gave me exactly what I was hoping for! Tender pulled pork that was not cooked in bbq sauce. It was tender and fell apart. I did cook the pork butt roast on low for about 7 hours and it was not ready, so I gave it a couple more hours on low and we ate it the next night. Worth the wait! It was perfect. I only used about half of the remaining vinegar mix when the pork was done because I was unsure of my kids liking it and it was thumbs up for all 3 kids. I made the Neely's BBQ sauce recipe to go along with it.

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Jenny Frenny August 21, 2011

Fabulous recipe! I did add a Tbs of Tang to the rub and cut the cider vinegar down to 1/2 cup.
I was running short of time so I put my crockpot on high and cooked for 4 hours.(This will vary with crockpots, mine cooks fairly fast) I served this with " Creamy Cole Slaw" and Kaisher Buns and Lays Potato chips. Thanks for sharing your recipe! It's a keeper for sure :)

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Marsha D. February 05, 2011

Excellent pulled pork! The smoked paprika added an awesome flavor. I only used 1/4 cup worcestershire sauce, but that's the only thing I changed. These make very tasty (and messy) sandwiches. I cooked this on low for 8 hours and it was super moist and flavorful. Thanx for posting this!

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*Parsley* August 21, 2010

Very good!! Made it for SuperBowl 50 - so easy to get going in the morning and have an amazing halftime dinner!! I did cut the recipe in half but other than followed as written. Thanks!!

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DancingPanda February 12, 2016

Good, but not your typical eastern North Carolina style. <br/>I was hesitant to try this recipe due to the Worcestershire sauce and wish I had stuck to my guns. Though the pork cooks beautifully and is fall off the bone good, the sauce isn't "true" NC style. I think that the addition of the Worcestershire gives it a little bit of an odd taste and cuts the vinegar kick that the sauce is known for.

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melmal9 March 19, 2014

The pork was super tender and didn't dry out like some other cuts of meat. However, after draining most of the liquid off, there was very little flavour. I even had to add more salt.

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Jen in Victoria, BC September 30, 2013

Delicious pulled pork recipe! I made the sauce too, but made a couple of adjustments to try to get it to taste more like my favorite Eastern NC sauce from a bottle, Uncle Yammy's. I can not buy any type of southern BBQ sauce here in North Texas, and your sauce was spot on with my couple of additions! Thanks so much for bringing the flavor of Eastern NC BBQ back to me after moving from there 3 yrs ago! I topped my BBQ sandwich off with some good home made coleslaw and hot sauce and I was in heaven!!!

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Meekocu2 July 23, 2013

I've missed NC bbq since moving away. This recipe is a great substitution for my favorite restaurant. No changes to the recipe are needed, since it is great the way it is written!

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cammel2001 January 21, 2013

This meat is tender and delicious! I made this recipe as directed with the exception of substituting prepared mustard for dry as I had run out and dehydrated onion with some water as I didn't have any fresh, also only had regular paprika, not smoked. The house smells amazing and oh boy is this a delicious meal! Thanks for posting! Will be making this one again for sure.

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rocketshipred August 08, 2012
Crock Pot Nc Pulled Pork