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Old Fashioned North Carolina Pulled Pork
« on: August 21, 2015, 08:58:12 AM »
It's the weekend YAY!!!!!!!!!! Time for a good old fashion North Carolina Pulled Pork  8) You'll want to put this together on Friday so it can marinade overnight then roast it starting Saturday morning for a Saturday dinner and great Sunday left overs. Enjoy!


Old Fashioned North Carolina Pulled Pork



Ingredients:

1 6 to 8 Pound Pork Shoulder
1 Tbsp Chile Pepper
1 Tbsp Cumin
1 Tbsp Oregano
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Celery Salt
1 tsp Coriander
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
1 Tbsp Spicy Brown Mustard
8 drops FAT TO SKINNY Zero Sweetener
1 Tbsp Olive Oil

Directions:

1- Mix together all the dry and wet ingredients to form a marinade.
2- Score the fat side of the pig shoulder with a sharp knife and rub the marinade thoroughly covering the entire piece of meat. Reserve one tbsp of the marinade if desired for meat juice instruction below.
3- Place the meat into either a zip lock bag or into a baking dish covered with plastic wrap.
4- Set in the fridge for 12 hours or overnight.
5- Heat the oven to 250 degrees and let the shoulder slow cook until it reaches an internal temperature of 190 degrees. Baste hourly once juices start to emerge from the roast.
6- Once the pork is finished, pull it from the oven and tent it with aluminum foil for about 15 minutes to rest.
7- Shred the pork with a fork or your fingers.

Reserve the juices and place in a container in the fridge. Once the fat separates, skim it off and place the remaining juices into a small pan on medium heat. Add in the reserved marinade. Pour juice over shredded pork for added juiciness and flavor.

You can serve this wonderful pork many ways. Plate it up on top of caulimash with pan fried cabbage, sprinkle the meat over a garden salad, use romaine lettuce leaves as wraps and make pulled pork taco's (be sure to top with sweet pickled onions! recipe below)

Sweet Pickled Onions



Ingredients

    4 cups of thinly sliced Vidalia or other sweet onion
    1-1/2 cups of apple cider or white vinegar
    48 drops FAT TO SKINNY Zero Sweetener
    1 teaspoon of hot pepper sauce
    1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
    1 teaspoon of mustard seed
    1 teaspoon of celery seed
    2 teaspoons of dry mustard
    1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
    1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt, or to taste
    1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
    1/2 teaspoon of dill weed

Instructions

1- Halve onions and slice very thin, about 1/8 inch thick.
2- Place into a bowl and cover with ice water; let rest for 30 minutes. Drain and pack the onions into a clean quart sized Mason jar.
3- Whisk the remaining ingredients together completely incorporated.
4- Top onions with the dressing and refrigerate a minimum of 24 hours, or up to 3 or 4 days if possible, before using, as the flavor only improves as they sit.
5- Keep refrigerated for about 4 months. Use as an appetizer, on salads, wraps, hamburgers, roasts or hotdogs, serve over, greens or chop and add to a wide variety of recipes.


« Last Edit: August 21, 2015, 09:08:48 AM by Doug Varrieur »
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Re: Old Fashioned North Carolina Pulled Pork
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2015, 10:58:33 AM »
I love doing this in my crock pot.  I have been using SF BBQ sauce.  This sounds much tastier.

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Re: Old Fashioned North Carolina Pulled Pork
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2015, 08:40:11 AM »
Cant wait to try this :)

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Re: Old Fashioned North Carolina Pulled Pork
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2015, 11:08:52 AM »
Cant wait to try this :)

I agree, Umpa! ;)

I love old fashioned pulled pork and can't wait to try it, too! :) :) :)

And the pickled onions remind me of a childhood dish my mom would make.
She also added sliced tomatoes and let it "rest" in the fridge for several days.
This is a FANTASTIC side dish with any meat, especially grilled or broiled beef steak.

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Re: Old Fashioned North Carolina Pulled Pork
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2015, 09:42:37 AM »
Picked up a Boston Butt last night for this recipe, cut an 8 pounder in half. 1/2 is in the fridge marinating in the listed spices the other 1/2 is in the freezer. Onions were made 2 days ago and turned out wonderful. Gonna give the meat another day or 2 to marinade :)
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Re: Old Fashioned North Carolina Pulled Pork
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2015, 01:52:12 PM »
Picked up a Boston Butt last night for this recipe, cut an 8 pounder in half. 1/2 is in the fridge marinating in the listed spices the other 1/2 is in the freezer. Onions were made 2 days ago and turned out wonderful. Gonna give the meat another day or 2 to marinade :)

Should be great, Doug! :) :) :)

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Re: Old Fashioned North Carolina Pulled Pork
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2015, 09:17:21 AM »
I have never had pickled tomatoes sounds interesting Tony :)

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Re: Old Fashioned North Carolina Pulled Pork
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2015, 12:25:55 PM »
I have never had pickled tomatoes sounds interesting Tony :)

Pickled tomatoes with onions is absolutely wonderful! :)

Next time you make this recipe, add 2 medium sliced and quartered firm tomatoes.
I'm sure you're gonna love it! ;)

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Re: Old Fashioned North Carolina Pulled Pork
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2015, 09:22:33 AM »
Will do ;)