Classic North Carolina Pulled Pork
Classic North Carolina Pulled Pork
  • prep: 1 hr 15 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 1 hr 15 min
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  • Summary

    Smoky, sweet, tangy, and tender: North Carolina-style pulled pork is perfect for sharing with friends at backyard barbecues. The deep flavor comes from rubbing the meat with sugar and spices and then low, slow cooking -- just the right pace for this time of year.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 boneless pork shoulder (about 4 pounds), trimmed but with a layer of fat left on
    • 2 tablespoons coarse salt
    • 5 medium cloves garlic, pressed through a garlic press or mashed to a paste
    • 2 tablespoons safflower oil
    • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
    • 2 tablespoons packed light-brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
    • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1 cup white vinegar
    • 1/3 cup ketchup
    • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
    • 3/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • Potato buns, coleslaw, thinly sliced seedless cucumber, and pickles, for serving

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 91 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 3 g 5.3%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 2.86%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 16 mg 5.48%
    • Sodium: 1530 mg 63.76%
    • Calcium: 16 mg 1.57%
    • Potassium: 109 mg 3.13%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 2.43%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 12 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 1.39%
    • Sugar: 11 g
    • Protein: 4 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 7.44%
    • Vitamin C 0.68%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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