Grandma's North Carolina Pork Barbecue

Barbara Gabriel


My mom always made this barbecue. She got the directions from her mom. It is a very good and easy to make. Good old Southern style.

★★★★★ 2 votes
15 Min
6 Hr

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This pork roast is so good and tender. What really makes this pork roast recipe different is the homemade sauce. It's tangy and sweet with a little bit of spice. The meat soaks up all the sauce after being cut up and infuses the flavor. This was great on a bun with a side of coleslaw, but the meat is so good it can be eaten without a bun. I used the traditional method and this pulled pork was perfect!


4-5 lb
pork roast
1 large
chopped onion
1 1/2 c
1/2 c
1 c
apple cider vinegar
1/2 c
Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp
4 Tbsp
brown sugar
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
red pepper
1/4 tsp
black pepper


1Place roast in roasting pan. Combine remaining ingredients. Stir well and pour over roast.
2Cover and bake for 5-6 hours at 325 degrees.
3After cooking time remove meat and chop with knife and fork.
4Return to meat to sauce, discarding bone and fat. Serve on buns.
5Roast can also be cooked in a slow cooker on Med-High setting for 3-4 hours, check for tenderness and turn roast halfway through cooking time. When done remove meat and chop with kinife and fork. Return to meat sauce, discard bone and fat. Serve on buns.

About Grandma's North Carolina Pork Barbecue

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Southern
Collection: Tastes of the World