I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Heinz Vinegar. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and as a thank you for participating.
Before moving to the South I had only used vinegar to clean out my coffee maker a couple of times a year and to make salad dressing. Not only has my cooking become more sophisticated but now I supply many different types of Vinegar at any one time. You are bound to always find the large sized bottles of Heinz Apple Cider vinegar.
You may be asking for what? I recently posted my new quick pulled pork recipe and realized I had not ever blogged about the original North Carolina Crock Pot Pulled Pork Recipe I have been making for years. Some friends that used to live in Va but moved home to South America came for a visit and I wanted to give them a true Southern welcome home.
So I decided to make this traditional pulled pork recipe, using Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar and also make some Simple Homemade BBQ sauce with Heinz Apple Cider Vinegars I received to review.
I have never used the Heinz Unfiltered Apple cider Vinegar before but read a few recipes on the web that said they used the unfiltered in the same recipes as the Filtered vinegar. SO WHAT IS UNFILTERED MEAN: “This is vinegar in its most natural and wholesome form. Heinz® Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar retains the “mother” of the vinegar – a compound created naturally during vinegar’s fermentation process.”
Since the unfiltered vinegar was only being used in a marinade per se I really did not see much difference. This recipe is so easy and you can make the vinegar base the night before and refrigerate it so you don’t have to wake up too early in the am. ( I prefer to cook this crock pot pulled pork recipe on low for 10-12 hours for the best results so you do the math for a 6pm dinner)
I made the homemade BBQ sauce off the Heinz website and it was not only super easy, it was a great compliment to the Pulled Pork Recipe. I look forward to trying the unfiltered Heinz Apple Cider vinegar in many uses in the future such as salad dressing and pickling cucumbers. ( I currently use white vinegar to do this but excited to try it.)
I also found this amazing tip for the Heinz Vinegar Website: Adding two tablespoons of Heinz® White Vinegar per quart of water before boiling eggs will prevent cracking, and the shells will peel off faster and easier when they’re done.
For other amazing Vinegar uses, check out the newly launched Heinz Vinegar Pinterest Page. Who knew you could make teas and smoothies using unfiltered apple cider vinegar? I will definitely be repining some of these amazing recipes.
Homemade BBQ Sauce for pulled pork recipe Serve this lip-smacking sauce on hamburgers (steaks, pork chops and chicken. Once you taste this, you'll find endless ways to use it. It's not just for grilling!
- 1/4 cup Heinz® Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/3 cup Lea & Perrins® The Original Worcestershire Sauce
- 3/4 cup Heinz® Tomato Ketchup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Adapted from Heinz vinegar
NC Style Crock Pot Pulled Pork feeds a crowd for an easy dinner for a crowd or make ahead meal
- 2 onions quartered
- 2 T brown sugar
- 1 T smoked paprika
- 2 t Kosher salt
- ½ t ground black pepper
- 1 4-6 lb pork butt or shoulder roast
- 1 c unfiltered apple cider vinegar
- ⅓ c Worcestershire sauce
- 1 ½ t crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 t sugar
- ½ t dry mustard
- ½ t granulated garlic
- ¼ t cayenne pepper
Place onions in crock pot.
Blend brown sugar, paprika, salt and pepper; rub over roast.
Place roast in crock pot. Drizzle liquid smoke over roast.
Combine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, sugar, mustard, garlic and cayenne pepper and stir to mix well. (this can be made ahead of time)
Drizzle about ⅓ of mixture over roast. Cover and refrigerate remaining mixture.
Cook roast on low for 8-10 hours.
Remove meat and onions,and shred meat and onions if desired. Add remaining vinegar mixture (a portion may be reserved to pass) and your favorite bbq sauce.
Serve plain or as sandwiches.
I use a crock pot liner to minimize clean up
Adapted from Crock-Pot recipe book