North Carolina Pork Slow Cooker Recipe

Recipe Category: Slow-Cooker

North Carolina Pork Slow Cooker Recipe


  • 2 pounds (2.3 kg) pork shoulder roast
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1½ cups (355 ml) cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsps (30 g) brown sugar
  • 1½ tablespoons (23 ml) hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tsp cayenne


  1. Place the pork shoulder into a slow cooker and season with pepper
  2. Pour the vinegar around the pork
  3. Cover and cook on low for 12 hours
  4. Pork should easily pull apart into strands
  5. Remove the pork from the slow cooker and discard any bones
  6. Strain out the liquid and save 2 cups (475 ml)
  7. Discard any extra
  8. Shred the pork using tongs or two forks and return to the slow cooker
  9. Stir the brown sugar, hot pepper sauce, and cayenne into the reserved liquid
  10. Mix into the pork in the slow cooker
  11. Cover and cook on low for 1 hour more
  12. Yield: 15 servings
  13. Per serving: 121 g water; 370 calories (68% from fat, 29% from protein, 2% from carb)

Serve on plain hamburger buns with coleslaw

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