When presented with the opportunity to nosh on some North Carolina BBQ standing at the foot of a food truck, I almost passed it up.
It wasn’t until he said, “this is good.” “This is really good,” that I chose to partake.
It may seem strange, but this man was a magician, and a bit of a manipulator, with his words. And I love him for that.
I’m so glad I savored those burnt ends of beef brisket and allowed the pulled pork to simply melt in my mouth.
And, I’m so glad I was able to nearly replicate that sensation right here at home, even down to the simple service of parchment paper and a pile of pickled slaw.
North Carolina BBQ Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
2 lbs. pork shoulder
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
sea salt and pepper
Add the pork shoulder to the slow cooker, along with the rest of the ingredients. Turn on low and allow to cook for 8-10 hours.
Once the pork is done cooking, shred between two forks. Adjust the salt and pepper seasoning to taste.