Total Time
8hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs

I am a recent transplant to the South, and while in NC, I decided I might as well learn to be southern and try NC pork barbeque. I fell in love! Serve this on buns with some coleslaw and sweet tea and you are a true NC native! I found this recipe on the web after searching for one that was easy to do! Hope you enjoy as much as we do.


  1. Rinse meat and pat dry.
  2. Sprinkle meat with ground red pepper (I use lots!).
  3. Place in crock pot on low for 8-10 hours.
  4. Place meat under broiler for 5-7 minutes for a crusty top.
  5. Shred meat with fork and a knife and slowly add vinegar and red pepper flakes.
  6. Add salt to taste (I usually add a little black pepper as well).
  7. Keep warm until time to serve.
Most Helpful

Yes, this is a true blue pork barbeque recipe. As a true North Carolinian, this is the recipe I had lost. Thank you so much. I live in Minneapolis and they always put some heavy barbeque sauce on it. And they have never heard of putting coleslaw on the bun with it. Thanks Again!!

The DawnBug September 10, 2009

Sorry, but we did not like this at all. The vinegar was overpowering, the pepper just made it hot. Maybe we're just used to a different kind of barbeque in the southwest.

agileangus August 16, 2009

My mom's family was from N.C. When I was a child I went there every summer and got to enjoy Bob Melton's Barbecue* I never got my mom's recipe and have been longing for some good "barbecue"! Now I can have it! *One day my aunt and I went out to pick up barbecue. On our way home we were sitting at a stoplight when a car ran the red light, hit another car that then slammed into us as we sat. My Aunt Martha uttered an expletive and then her hand went straight into the hush puppies ...

Aunt Jeanne March 22, 2009