Pulled Pork

  • prep: 15 min
  • cook: 8 hr
  • total: 8 hr 15 min
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  • Summary

    Pulled pork is the traditional pork barbecue of North Carolina. It is arguably the oldest type of American barbecue. In Eastern North Carolina, this barbecue is traditionally made from a whole hog. In the central to western parts of the state, pork shoulder (Boston butt) is typically used. The pork is slow-smoked over hickory for twelve to sixteen hours. Because of the slow cooking, the meat becomes very tender and can be torn into shreds by fingers alone. The meat may also be served chopped rather than pulled. This is especially true in Lexington-style barbecue. Wood smoke and long cooking times are required to make authentic barbecue. Pork braised in sauce in a crock-pot or other such device is not considered true barbecue. Pulled pork is usually served with a thin, piquant vinegar-based barbecue sauce in Eastern North Carolina or a tomato-and-vinegar based sauce in Central and Western NC, and eaten on a bun as a sandwich, or on its own with side items such as coleslaw (mayonnaise-based in Eastern North Carolina, vinegar-based in central and western NC), baked beans, hush puppies, collard greens, or cornbread. Pulled pork may be prepared from a fresh pork shoulder by slow roasting (6 to 8 hours at 250F-300F for an 8- to 12-lb cut)

    Ingredients

    • Pork Shoulder or Pork butt
    • a spray bottle with apple cider vinegar
    • soaked wood chips of your choice
    • 1 tbsp Kosher Salt
    • 1 tbsp Oregano
    • 1 tbsp Thyme
    • 1 tbsp Red pepper
    • 1 tbsp Chilli powder

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 106 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 6 g 9.65%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 11.1%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 24 mg 8.13%
    • Sodium: 5802 mg 241.77%
    • Calcium: 105 mg 10.45%
    • Potassium: 196 mg 5.61%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 16.06%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 6 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 11.48%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 7 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 9.99%
    • Vitamin C 27.47%
    • Vitamin D 3.83%
    • * 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 - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • 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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