North Carolina-Style Pulled Pork Recipe

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North Carolina-Style Pulled Pork
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  1. In a small bowl, mix mild paprika, light brown sugar, hot paprika, celery salt, garlic salt, dry mustard, ground black pepper, onion powder, and salt. Rub spice mixture into the roast on all sides. Wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate 8 hours, or overnight.
  2. Prepare a grill for indirect heat.
  3. Sprinkle a handful of soaked wood over coals, or place in the smoker box of a gas grill. Place pork butt roast on the grate over a drip pan. Cover grill, and cook pork until pork is tender and shreds easily, about 6 hours. Check hourly, adding fresh coals and hickory chips as necessary to maintain heat and smoke.
  4. Remove pork from heat and place on a cutting board. Allow the meat to cool approximately 15 minutes, then shred into bite-sized pieces using two forks. This requires patience.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together cider vinegar, water, ketchup, brown sugar, salt, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and white pepper. Continue whisking until brown sugar and salt have dissolved. Place shredded pork and vinegar sauce in a large roasting pan, and stir to coat pork. Serve immediately, or cover and keep warm on the grill for up to one hour until serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 598.08 Kcal (2504 kJ)
Calories from fat 240.3 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.7g 41%
Cholesterol 217.68mg 73%
Sodium 1577.21mg 66%
Potassium 1308.8mg 28%
Total Carbs 15.95g 5%
Sugars 6.72g 27%
Dietary Fiber 1.15g 5%
Protein 70.06g 140%
Vitamin C 5.1mg 8%
Iron 4.1mg 23%
Calcium 74.8mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 127.27 Kcal (533 kJ)
Calories from fat 51.13 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.68g 41%
Cholesterol 46.32mg 73%
Sodium 335.63mg 66%
Potassium 278.51mg 28%
Total Carbs 3.39g 5%
Sugars 1.43g 27%
Dietary Fiber 0.25g 5%
Protein 14.91g 140%
Vitamin C 1.1mg 8%
Iron 0.9mg 23%
Calcium 15.9mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 14
  • 15

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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