16 Reviews

Very tasty! I used canned chipotles in adobo (approx 2) instead of the chile powder. The pork was very tender & shredded easily. We thought the sauce was flavorful although tomato-ey. The thin sauce reminded me of a southern style mop sauce with it's kick of tang from the vinegar. We enjoyed our meal. Thank you for sharing your recipe! :-)

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Susie D February 18, 2011

Your brother came up with quite a yummy pork recipe. I cut the amount of chili powder in half because of the kids, but made no other changes. I served this on soft kieser rolls with creamy horseradish sauce. Thanx dor posting this!

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*Parsley* September 30, 2009

This was so good! I subbed Splenda for half of the brown sugar and used regular chili powder, otherwise followed as written. Served with a spoonful of vinegar-based cole slaw on each sandwich. Thanks for posting!!

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Linky August 19, 2011

Despite the condescending reviews from "true" North Carolinians I made this recipe and it was delicious! I had an 8 pound shoulder so I doubled the recipe (except for the chili powder, which I kept the same just in case it was too spicy for my kids - and it wasn't spicy at all) and I will definitely be making this again. I did not have the time or energy to sear the pork, just threw it in the crockpot and cooked on low 10 hours. Really delish!

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Leigh AH November 04, 2015

I have lived in North Carolina my entire 61 years. This recipe in no way resembles anything we eat or serve in NC. The only ingredients in common are pork, salt, pepper, vinegar, and brown sugar. Horseradish, Garlic, Chili Powder, and Cheese!! You have to be kidding?? There isn't a BBQ restaurant in the state that has those items in house. Plus We don't call it "Pulled Pork". It's BARBEQUE!! Bless your heart, you're not from around here are you? This recipe may be fine for a shredded roast pork, but I take offense that Food.com offers it as the "Best North Carolina state dish". Why not at least choose a recipe BY a North Carolinian?

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mariam c. July 08, 2015

The pork was good, but I LIVE in North Carolina and the horseradish is absolutely NOT traditional on pulled pork. The sandwich should be topped with COLESLAW,or you'll get laughed out of the state!

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sas1957 June 22, 2014

This recipe is really good. I didn't use super spicy chili powder, so the heat was perfect for the non-spicy-liking husband and kid. Thanks for posting. : )

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ltemple99 November 02, 2010

YUMMMMMY! I loved that it was so easy to make! I would never have thought of the horseradish, but it really was great! My husband said "I think this is the best homemade pulled pork I've ever eaten"!! Thanks to you & your brother :)

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hicko13 August 13, 2010

The pork and sauce was pretty good. HOWEVER...no respectable North Carolinian puts cheese on a BBQ pork sandwich. Only cole slaw can go on it and it be called a North Carolina BBQ Sandwich. Maybe a pickle also, just maybe.

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flowrw April 10, 2016
Pulled Pork