North Carolina Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches

North Carolina Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches

Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time2 hours
Servings: 12


  • 5 – 5 1/2-lb boneless pork shoulder roast
  • 2 c cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c packed brown sugar
  • 1 T red pepper flakes
  • 1 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 t salt
  • Hot pepper sauce to taste
  • 10 to 12 hamburger buns spit and toasted
  • Coleslaw optional
  • 4 c wood chips use hickory or oak chips for the best flavor


BBQ Sauce:

  • In medium bowl, combine vinegar, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, Worcestershire sauce, salt and hot pepper sauce.
  • Divide sauce into two portions; set aside.


  • Note: At least 1 hour before grilling, soak wood chips in enough water to cover; drain before using.
  • Rub meat with salt and black pepper.
  • Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  • Add 1/2 inch hot water to drip pan.
  • Sprinkle half of the drained wood chips over the coals.
  • Place meat on grill rack over drip pan.
  • Cover and grill about 4 hours or until meat is very tender.
  • Remove meat from grill; cover with foil and let stand for 20-30 minutes.
  • Using a fork, shred meat into long, thin strands.
  • Pour sauce over shredded meat; toss to coat.
  • Serve on toasted buns.