North Carolina Boneless Shoulder Roast

"This was served at a barbeque for the governor of North Carolina many years ago by my first husband's family. Before he died in 1995 it was one of our favorite meals. I have remarried and I think it is time to add this back to the rotation. It's really good."
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Ready In:
24hrs 30mins


  • 2 -3 lbs boneless beef shoulder, at least 2 to 3 inches thick
  • Marinade

  • 12 cup vegetable oil
  • 12 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons A.1. Original Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • adolphs meat tenderizer


  • Mix marinade and pour over meat. Sprinkle all sides of roast white with tenderizer. Place in covered dish or bag and marinate in the frig for 24 hours.
  • After 12 hours, recover with tenderizer.
  • Cook 45 minutes over charcoal turning every 10 minutes and baste with marinade at each turning until desired. Careful not to overcook.
  • Slice very thin and serve.

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  1. I normally stay away from recipes that do not have a cooking temp or a final internal temp. I recently ended up with a half of a steer (grass fed) and needed to do something with the shoulder roast. I didn't want to go the braise/pot roast route. Here is what I did. marinade per recipe for 24 hours. Before grilling, sprinkled a little sugar on both sides to get a nice char. Seared on high heat (450-500) about 3 mins a side, Turned grill down to 325 a cooked meat indirectly until internal temp of 125 degrees. Let it sit for 10 mins. Yummy.
  2. This was awesome!!! I somehow missed the step to tenderize again at 12 hours and we were using a gas grill not charcoal but MAN the flavor on this incredibly cheap piece of meat was unbelievable! I will definitely make this again and again. Don't know where else I could find a recipe that made a huge $5 piece of meat taste so good!
  3. Worse roast Ive ever made. I mean the worse. I followed the directions perfectly and all I could taste was the Vinegar. Don't waste your meat or time with this recipe.
  4. Awesome recipe! Made it for my Wife and her friends girls night out at our house.<br/>They absolutely loved it. I have never grilled meat with such aroma and flavor. Perfect!
  5. This was sooooo good. We all thought it tasted a lot like prime rib. This is a keeper. Everyone asked for the recipe. It turned a cheap cut of meat in to a lip smacking feast. Thanks for a great recipe.



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