North Carolina-Style Pulled Pork Recipe

The tanginess of the vinegar will send this North Carolina-Style Pulled Pork recipe straight to the winners circle.
North Carolina-Style Pulled Pork picture


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time5 Hr 0 Min
Ready In5 Hr 20 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings8
Main Ingredient


For pulled pork:
 Paprika1 Tablespoon
 Boneless pork shoulder roast5 Pound
 Vegetable oil2 Tablespoon
 Hamburger buns8 , split
For north carolina style coleslaw
 Apple cider vinegar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Apple cider vinegar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 White distilled vinegar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sugar2 Tablespoon
 Sugar2 Tablespoon
 Hot pepper sauce2 Teaspoon
 Hot pepper sauce2 Teaspoon
 Crushed red pepper flakes1 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Green cabbage1 Medium, cored and shredded

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 622 Calories from Fat 227

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g39.5%

Saturated Fat 6.8 g34.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 125 mg

Sodium 923.2 mg38.5%

Total Carbohydrates 39 g12.9%

Dietary Fiber 3.5 g13.9%

Sugars 12.8 g

Protein 63 g125.5%

Vitamin A 21.7% Vitamin C 42.3%

Calcium 11% Iron 9.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
2. Mix together salt, pepper and paprika; sprinkle all over pork and rub in.

3. In a large skillet or dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add the pork and cook, turning occasionally until brown, about 8-10 minutes. Transfer to a 24 inch long sheet of foil and double wrap the pork.
4. Place pork, skin side up, in a 9x13 inch baking dish into the oven. Roast until tender, about 4 1/2 hours.
5. In the meantime make the coleslaw by whisking all ingredients except cabbage. Pour over cabbage. Toss and mix well. Chill.
6. Remove from the oven and carefully unwrap the top of the pork, revealing the skin.
7. Increase the heat to 450 degrees F and roast of an additional 20 minutes.

8. Transfer pork to a large bowl, with juices. Shred pork, add vinegar, sugar, hot sauce and toss to combined.

9. Serve pulled pork on bun and top with coleslaw. Enjoy!