Crock Pot Pulled Pork BBQ (Eastern Nc Style)

Total Time
9hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 9 hrs

Everybody has a favorite type of barbecue. Eastern NC BBQ has a pure salty savoryness without any ketchup base. The following recipe is awesome served on large sandwich buns with potato chips. And it's easy--a great recipe to set in the crock pot and come home to an almost-finished meal. For cost savings, I often buy a large pork roast when it goes on sale and just cut in in two halves; use one for the recipe. Pick a nice lean cut; not a Boston butt. Even better as a leftover!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place roast in crock pot. Brush with BBQ sauce.
  2. Cook on low setting for 8 to 10 hours.
  3. Just before serving, remove any fat then use a fork to shred all the meat.
  4. Stir together all remaining ingredients (I just mix in my measuring cup), and pour over pork. Toss pork in sauce.
  5. Scoop onto sandwich with slotted spoon (to avoid soggy buns).
Most Helpful

This was FANTASTIC. To sum it up: KING'S. I have been living in Georgia for 10 years, and there is a totally different way of preparing BBQ down here. I did realize that I used teaspoons instead of TABLEspoons, and I drained the juice (which I'm not sure if I was supposed to do or not), & I used a Boston Butt (this was a plan B recipe). LOL: it ended up tasting like my favorite BBQ spot. Thank you!!!

Georgia Tarheel July 06, 2009

This was really good! I am kind of lazy, so I mixed up the sauce ingredients and added them with the meat right at the beginning of cooking. It was great-- a wonderful crockpot alternative to pork smothered in BBQ sauce. I will be keeping this recipe close!

BoxerRebellion February 07, 2010

This was AMAZING! My house smelt great for days too! My husband is from SE NC and hates it when I make BBQ since its always too sweet...well a 6 pound Pork Shoulder later,with not a single serving leftover from the 3 of us, and he loves it when I say I am making BBQ (he probably ate about 2lbs of it himself!)

Mixon'sYankee September 16, 2012