By Leta on March 06, 2003
"Recipe for SE NC Pulled Pork Sandwiches. This is a vinegar based BBQ with a little bite to it."
Serving Size: 1 (316 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"this is without a doubt one of the best new things i've made in a long time! i've eaten enough pulled pork but never even thought of making it until i saw your recipe. i had the butcher cut it for me since it wasn't on the shelf, and got 5 lbs. made the rub in the morning, massaged it in, took a shower, put it in the 300 oven with 3/4c water- i was nervouse in case it boiled down. went to work, came home, lowered the heat to 200, made the sauce. to die for-"
"Great rub for pulled pork! We made the bbq sauce suggested and cooked the roast in the crock pot. It gave the meat a nice flavor, but it was too vinegary for us to eat on its own. We made crusty hoagie rolls (Pammy's Hoagies) from scratch and dipped them in the extra sauce. Fabulous!"
"Used about 2 lbs of pork roasted for 3 hours. Yum!"
"Yum! To the halved recipe, I added 1 tsp of garlic powder and about a half tsp of dry mustard. I knew I had a sweet barbecue sauce, so I left out the white sugar in the rub, and poured about 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar in the dutch oven before cooking the pork at 275 for 3 hours. I then added a little over 1/2 cup Sweet Baby Ray's sauce to the shredded meat, a good splash of apple cider vinegar, and a tbsp water. So good! Thanks for the easy recipe."
"Absolutely fabulous! I work all day so I seared the pork roast off in the morning and threw it the crock pot. It was so nice to come home and have a delicious meal waiting for me. I will definitely be making this again!"
"Can I give this 10 stars rather than 5? I've been using this recipe for eons but have never left a review. I would recommend this to anyone that loves pulled pork. I do like to add dry mustard and garlic powder to the rub. I serve it with the bbq sauce Leta suggests, very tangy!"
"We have been using this recipe for months now, and it's the only one we will ever use! My husband usually prepares the meat the night before, and I cook it during the day. We did replace the Mexican Chili Powder with Paprika, but that's the only modification. EXCELLENT!"
"Fantastic pulled pork! The spices give it a nice bit of heat, but not too much. Could easily be toned down by substituting paprika, as some others have suggested. I used a 2 lb shoulder, split the rub in half, and baked at 275 for 4 hours. The pan I used had a poorly-fitting lid, so I used 1/2 cup water in the bottom and flipped the shoulder twice to keep it moist. I don't know whether flipping it really made any difference, but it sure was moist! There was so much liquid remaining at the end of 4 hours that I considered pouring some off before pulling the pork. Luckily I didn't and it made the most delicious, moist meat ever! It could have been pulled fairly easily after 3 hours, but after 4 it just fell apart and was perfect. If you have the time, leave it in the extra hour and keep the liquid, you won't be disappointed!"
"Excellent! I used a 1 3/4lb boston butt and roasted it for 3 hours at 275*. The pork was moist and succulent with just enough kick. Since DH doesn't like BBQ sauce, he had a pork sandwich with mayo. I thinned out some recipe #171116 to make my pulled pork sandwiches. This recipe also makes for great leftovers. Thank you for posting!"
"I had two pork butts and a lot of company coming, half of which were children so I made this rub along with Mean Chef's pulled pork rub for the adults. I wanted this one to be 'mild,' so I omitted the cayenne and new mexico chile powder, and used sweet paprika instead. The flavor of this pork was awesome! I tossed the pork in some Sweet Baby Ray's sauce and served it on buns for the kids, and they loved it! I definitely think the flavor of this rub is in the same league as the famous Mean Chef recipe here on 'Zaar. In fact, after roasting the two same-sized roasts side by side in my oven, this one was much more tender! Thanks for the recipe!"
"The barbecue sauce just adds the perfect zing to this. The rub is good, but next time I'll decrease the cumin as it's not really my favorite spice so I was quite aware of its presence. Thanks for sharing this great recipe."
"This was by far, the best pulled pork that came out of my kitchen. This is exactly what I was looking for and so glad I found it. Thanks for sharing this one!"
"Wowsers!!! I didn't have ancho chile powder so I used regular. DH is from NC, and I thought this was worth a short. I think he wants to hand write you a Tyou note, Leta! I used the BBQ sauce and just mixed it in with the pork juices in the pan after it was done cooking. I used a stainless steel braiser pan, and it really locked in the flavor. My roast was only about 2.5 pounds,so I cooked it at 260 for about 3 hours."
"Simply delicious! I followed the recipe exactly except that I used cooked it in a crockpot for 5 hours at 275. "
"Hands down, the best pulled pork I've ever made. I added more sugar, some garlic powder and used less chile powder. Covered and baked a 4 lb butt for exactly 4 hours at 250. It melted in the pan. Absolutely amazing and our new family favorite. Thanks for posting - it's a keeper."
"This recipe resulted in the most stunningly good pulled pork I've EVER had. I substituted a low to medium-spiced cajun spice mix for the new mexico chile powder (one of my guests couldn't tolerate very spicy foods, but loves pulled pork). That was the only change I made. I put the meat in a dutch oven and cooked it at 300 for exactly 5 hours. It was succulent, tasty, and pulled very, very easily. I think the key is the water, really - it helps really cook the meat without it drying out. However, a word of caution - the meat pulls so easily, be careful not to pull too much, or the meat will get mushy. I think I've found my pulled pork recipe right here - it was divine! Thanks, Leta - this is a real winner!"
"I cooked this in my crockpot for 5 hours, it was so delicious! I made it with the suggested sauce and I will definately be making it again! I put the rub on overnight. Thanks for sharing!"
"Wow! This was wonderful. The only change I made was to put the pork in my crockpot after rubbing with spices. I cooked it for 6 hours on low and it was perfect."
"This is a hit at my house. I had this at a local sandwich shop in southwestern Colorado of all places and wanted to make it at home. Leta's recipe will stop my search!"