Whether it’s to stretch the after-holiday budget, or just have something warm and hearty to enjoy when coming home from work on a cold winter day, slow cookers are are popular accessory on kitchen counters in January.
The following slow-cooker recipe combines delicious North Carolina pork with a sauce that started out in a home in Durham in the mid-1990s.
Jim Own Sauce, is now bottled in Cary and sold at grocery stores and online. The mild sauce placed 8th in Southern Living magazine’s ‘Cue Awards – which featured sauces from all over the country. The mild sauce is described as sweet, peppery tomato with subtle floral notes. We suggest trying it with the super-easy recipe below. For more recipes using Jim’s Own Sauce, visit their recipe page on their website, jimsownsauce.com/recipes.html.
For more delicious sauces and other products made in North Carolina, check out the shelves of your local grocery store or visit www.gottobenc.com. Remember, if you want the best, always look for the Got to Be NC label.
Jim’s Own Pulled Pork
- 2-3 pounds pork loin or pork butt roast
- 16 ounces Jim’s Own Sauce (Mild, Hot, Mustard or Smokey)
Put the meat in the crock pot and pour half of the bottle of Jim’s Own Sauce over the meat. Cook on high for four to five hours, or on low for seven to eight hours. The meat should be easy to flake and pull apart when cooked. Using a knife and fork pull the meat apart and pour over the rest of the sauce. Serve on a hamburger bun or with your favorite salad side.