Eastern NC Pork BBQ

12 hours
An 8 pound Villari Prime Pork Butt will yield approximately 21 - 6oz servings
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  • 8lb Villari Prime Pork Butt
  • 1 gallon cider vinegar
  • 1 1/3 cup crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 1/4 cup salt


  1. Mix the ingredients, including the Villari Prime Pork Butt, and let stand for at least 4 hours refrigerated
  2. Remove from brine and place in an ovenable pan, covered with foil
  3. Cook for approximately 8 hours at 225F (or until internal temperature reaches 180F)
Here’s our favorite tried and true Eastern NC Pork BBQ recipe — Vinegar based. It comes from  Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbeque .

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