Slow Cooked Pulled Pork

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Compliments of: Old Carolina Barbecue


Old Carolina Lexington-Style Barbecue Sauce

Whisk together:

  • 1 ½ cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ cups tomato ketchup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon celery seed
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


Slow Cooked Pulled Pork


  • 1 pork shoulder (or Boston butt, preferably bone-in)
  • 1 cup pork dry rub
  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke (optional)


Old Caroline Pork Rub:

  • 4 tablespoons paprika (Spanish or Hungarian)
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper



Generously season a bone-in pork shoulder (also called a butt with your favorite pork rub). We’ve included the Old Carolina recipe for you to use or modify. The recipe above will yield approximately 1 cup of rub. For a 4-5 lb butt, you’ll need less than ¼ cup so keep the rest for future use on ribs, pork chops or even steaks and burgers.

Place the seasoned pork rub in slow cooker. For additional barbecue flavor, add liquid smoke to the cooker. Cook on HIGH for 5-6 hours of LOW for 8-10 hours. Pork will be done with it falls apart to the touch. Drain all the juices and shred the pork.

Serve on sandwich buns, topped with any one of your favorite Old Carolina barbecue sauces. For a traditional Carolina-style sandwich, also top with cole slaw.


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