Slow-Cooker North Carolina Pulled Pork
Use a slow cooker to make this North Carolina barbecue classic while you're at work.
Why This Recipe Works
We wanted a recipe for pulled pork that we could make easily in a slow cooker. For the most flavor we used a fatty Boston butt cut in this recipe. We added ham hocks to the cooking liquid to get that authentic North Carolina pulled pork flavor, then shredded their meat and mixed it with the pork. We found that boiling the cooking liquid down created a rich base for the barbeque sauce. Liquid smoke added to the finished sauce helps boost the smoky flavor in this pulled pork recipe.
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