Family Circle Carolina Pulled Pork/Pork Chops

Family Circle Carolina Pulled Pork/pork Chops

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mary lou simko


This was a cover recipe years ago from Family Circle magazine. It makes the best barbecue sauce ever. The pork is ridiculously tender. You can easily adjust ingredients to accommodate dietary needs: organic ketchup, sugar substitute, horseradish mustard, etc.


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8 ( shredded pork shoulder servings)
15 Min
8 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 1
    boneless pork shoulder roast or prime roast, skin removed and trimmed (about 3 1/2 pounds). alternately you can use 4 boneless loin pork chops.
  • 1 tsp
    seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp
    paprika, mild or hot
  • 3 Tbsp
    canola or olive oil, divided
  • 1 small
    onion, diced
  • 1 c
    white vinegar
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/3 c
    brown sugar, light, firmly packed
  • 2 Tbsp
    mustard, spicy brown

How to Make Family Circle Carolina Pulled Pork/Pork Chops


  1. Place pork on a plate or cookie sheet. Rub all surfaces of pork with paprika and seasoned salt. Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Brown pork on all sides, searing in juices.
  2. In a saucepan, heat 1 tbsp. oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook for five minutes or until onions become clear. Stir in vinegar and ketchup, then gradually stir in brown sugar and mustard with a whisk. Once fully incorporated, raise heat to high and bring mixture to a boil. Once bubbling, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer pork to a slow cooker and cover meat with sauce. Cover crock pot and cook on HIGH for 6 hours or low for 8 hours.
  4. Remove pork when done and allow to cool for about 15 minutes. Using a fork, shred the pork from the shoulder or serve pork chops whole. Stir sauce and cover meat with sauce from cooker.

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About Family Circle Carolina Pulled Pork/Pork Chops

Course/Dish: Pork Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Southern

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