Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Saying Farewell to the South with Carolina Pulled Pork Barbecue

This is going to be my last post while living in Virginia. Hubby and I are moving out today and headed to Michigan to spend time with our families before the BIG move to Okinawa, Japan. I wanted to make my last post from the south a good one and decided to pay homage to the wonderful barbecue that is a staple here in Southern Virginia: Carolina Style Pulled Pork Barbecue that is so easy and delicious that even a Northerner like myself can pull it off! 
While living in Virginia, hubby and I have tried lots of different BBQ, and though I am not much of  a pork eater, I actually enjoy it this way, with tangy vinegar and lots of spices. The meat is so tender it literally falls apart. I served this at a dinner I hosted for my hubby and his co-workers. Everyone really seemed to enjoy it and it was perfect for a large group.  

Although my posting may slow down a bit while we are in transition, I will keep posting recipes and have some great ones to share next, so keep stopping by! 
Farewell to the South Carolina Style Pulled Pork Barbecue
Recipe from Savour Fare
Printable Version
2 onions, quartered
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon smoked paprika (I didn't have any so used regular paprika)
2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (4-6lb) pork butt or shoulder roast
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
1 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic 
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Place onions in the crock pot. Blend together the sugar, paprika, salt and pepper and rub over the roast.
Place the roast in the crock pot and drizzle the liquid smoke over the roast.
Combine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, sugar, mustard, garlic, and cayenne pepper and whisk together. Drizzle about 1/3 of the marinade mixture over the roast. Cover and refrigerate the remaining marinade. Cook the roast on low for 8-10 hours. Remove the meat carefully and using a slotted spoon discard the onions. Place in a large bowl.
 Shred the meat with two forks. Return the meat to the crock pot and stir to cover the meat with the juice. Pour half of the marinade over the meat and stir again. 
Keep on warm until ready to serve. Use the leftover marinade as a drizzle on sandwiches. *In the south the use white buns, of course!*


  1. This look delish! I love pulled pork.

    Safe travels :)

  2. I didn't know you lived so close! When we first moved to NC, I felt like I was in a different country trying to order BBQ, LOL! But, I LOVE Eastern NC-style BBQ...something I will definately take with me when we move! I can't wait to see what amazing eats you are going to share once you get acclimated! Safe travels my friend!

  3. Japan! Crazy! What an adventure! I look forward to reading about what you cook once you settle into your new life. Safe travels!!

  4. I love BBQ and have tried a few different recipe but want to try this one now! Can't wait for your first post from Japan! Safe travels!!!

  5. Ashley, OH MY Goodness! Okenawa?! WOW! my grandfather was stationed there in WWII. I wish you all the best, what a great adventure. Can't wait to hear all about it. Remind me again where you are from in Michigan? Have a great visit to the mitten ; D

  6. When we first moved to Virginia, a coworker of mine asked if I wanted some barbeque. I said, "barbeque what"? She said, "barbeque". I said, "barbeque what"? This went on for about 5 minutes. Being from the north I never knew that barbeque was a general term for pulled pork! It was either bbq chicken, bbq pork, bbq etc.

    This looks excellent and I may have to try making it! Although I would still continue to say bbq pork just to clarify it to my family and friends :)

  7. Pulled pork is one of my favorites! I love mine dripping with BBQ sauce with a mound of coleslaw on top =P

  8. Hey Ashley!
    I'm Chef Corey from Family Fresh Meals. This looks like an amazing crock recipe...drooling over here! I just started a new recipe Linky called Sunday Funday: Recipe of the Week.This recipe would be perfect for the first week theme CROCKPOT. Each week will be a new theme. Once this Sunday Funday gets going, I would LOVE to do a random gift card giveaway each week. But I am going to need a good amount of posts to start that, so come join the fun each week. At the end of the week, a recipe/blog will be picked at random to be the featured recipe for the following week. Hope you stop by and join!

    XO Chef Corey



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