Friday, April 8, 2011

Recipe Friday: North Carolina Barbeque

A barbecue competition is like going to a family reunion, only you get to pick your relatives." Judy Fry, The Frying Pan

If you're not from North Carolina, you may not appreciate NC barbecue.  I lived in the Tar Heel State for about 15 years and never liked it's version of BBQ as much as Ohio's, but it is tasty.

My husband, who grew up in NC, really loves it!  And my kids, who are picky eaters, actually like this version I cooked in my crock pot the other day. If you find it strange, douse in your favorite BBQ sauce and you'll love it!

This recipe is from my Slow Cooker Recipe Book that came with my GE crock pot. Hope you like it!

North Carolina Barbecue

3 lbs boneless pork butt, shoulder or blade roast
1 (14 ounce) can diced tomato
1/2 cup vinegar
2 T Worcestershire sauce
1 T sugar
1 heaping T red pepper flakes
1 T salt
2 t black pepper

Combine all ingredients in crock. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours. Pull meat apart with fork when done.  Makes about 3 pounds of BBQ. Great Served with baked beans and cole slaw.

What's your favorite BBQ? Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!


William Kendall said...

Mmmmm! Looks delicious!

Maria McKenzie said...

It is! And I love this recipe because it's so easy:).

Unknown said...

You forgot to mention that there are TWO types of NC bbq. This looks closer to what you'd find in Western NC. Eastern North Carolina has less tomato, is more about the thin sauce (my favorite). South Carolina style has mustard (which I personally can't stand even after having lived there for a while).

Maria McKenzie said...

Thanks for that information! After living in NC all that time, I didn't realize there were two kinds:).

Unknown said...

Followed your recipe, it turned out ok but could not compare to Parkers barbecue in Wilson, NC. One day I will get this right!!