Pulled pork is a form of barbecue in which pork, usually shoulder cut (sometimes referred to as Boston butt) or mixed cuts, is cooked using a slow cook method. With these extended times at low temperatures, the meat becomes tender enough that it can be "pulled", or easily broken into individual pieces.
Pulled pork is found around the world in a variety of forms.
The preparation of pulled pork differs from region to region. In areas such as Tennessee, pulled pork is typically made from a mixture of the blade shoulder and arm shoulder meat and served with a tomato-based barbecue sauce. In areas such as North Carolina, either a pig roast/whole hog, mixed cuts of the pig/hog, or the shoulder cut alone are commonly used, and the pork is served with or without a vinegar-based sauce. South Carolina pulled pork usually comes with a mustard sauce, and Georgia barbecue is served with a tomato-based sauce.
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