Good pulled pork is darn near a religious experience in the American South. To make truly authentic pulled pork you need a smoker and lots and lots of time. Not to worry if you can’t be bothered to tend a smoker or you can’t have one where you live, there is an easy solution. All you need is a slow cooker or a large oven safe pot with a lid. If you have neither of these and you are desperate for a taste of pork heaven, you can always cook it in large baking dish tightly covered with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
The rub recipe is an all-purpose one that I also use on chicken. Feel free to substitute your favorite rub. I am by no means an expert on Carolina-style barbeque sauce so I found a recipe by Tyler Florence on the Food Network’s website which garnered good reviews. The sauce is very tangy with a spicy, mustardy taste. It is completely different from the ketchup based barbeque sauces that are more popular elsewhere in the U.S. I found it to be a great accompaniment to the pork and more that a little addictive.