Recipe by Rita~
Posted for Mary the Disturbed Stick Woman
Top Review by luv2makesoup
I tried this recipe using my Traeger wood pellet grill. I cooked the pork shoulder for 6 hours and the meat was absolutely wonderful. Generally, I like sour food, but for some reason this sauce doesn't agree with my taste buds. I've given this 4 stars because I've looked at other recipes for Carolina pulled pork, and the sauce recipes are all basically the same, so I have to assume that there's nothing wrong with the recipe, it just isn't for me.
- 4 -6 lbs boneless pork shoulder
- 2 cups cider vinegar
- 1⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- hot pepper sauce, to taste
- 10 -12 hamburger buns, split and toasted
- Coleslaw (optional)
- 4 cups wood chips (use hickory or oak chips for the best flavor)
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.
- * Note: For gas grills, preheat and then turn off any burners directly below where the food will go. The heat circulates inside the grill, so turning the food is not necessary.