North Carolina Chopped Barbecued Pork


1 pounds pork shoulder roast

teaspoon salt

teaspoon celery seed

1/16 teaspoon cinnamon, ground

3/16 cup vinegar, cider

cup catsup

teaspoon chili powder

teaspoon nutmeg, ground

teaspoon sugar

cup water

vinegar, cider; to taste

sauce, Tabasco; to taste


Brown roast in a small amount of fat and place in a Dutch oven. Mix the next 9 ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour over roast and cover. Bake in a preheated 325 degrees F oven, 40 minutes for each pound of pork, until done, basting occasionally with drippings.

Transfer roast to a chopping board. Remove meat from the bone and chop into fairly fine pieces. Season to taste with additional vinegar and hot sauce. Serve hot with coleslaw and corn bread.

From the recipe files of Sylvia Steiger.