Many uses of Heinz Cider Vinegar–A Southern Make Ahead Meal

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.

Pulled pork

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.

vinegar pulled pork

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.

crock pot pulled pork

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.)

BBQ sauce

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

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

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


  1. 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

Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 69Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 450mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 0gSugar 9gProtein 0g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline.

Crock Pot North Carolina Pulled Pork

Crock Pot North Carolina Pulled Pork

Yield: 12 sandwiches
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes

A super easy North Carolina Pulled Pork Recipe, Crock pot pulled pork Recipe


  • 2 onions, quartered
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 1 T smoked paprika
  • 2 t kosher salt
  • 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


  1. Place onions in crock pot.
  2. Blend brown sugar, paprika, salt and pepper; rub over roast.
  3. Place roast in crock pot.
  4. 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)
  5. Drizzle about ⅓ of mixture over roast. Cover and refrigerate remaining mixture.
  6. Cook roast on low for 8-10 hours.
  7. Remove meat and onions, and shred meat and onions if desired. Add more of the vinegar mixture or serve along side. Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce on the side as weel.
  8. Serve plain or as sandwiches.


I used a crock pot liner to allow for easy clean up.

Adapted from Crock pot recipe book

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Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 2492Total Fat 173gSaturated Fat 64gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 92gCholesterol 789mgSodium 1075mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 212g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline.

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  1. Eastern NC BBQ is the BEST 🙂 I’m just slightly biased seeing as how I’m a N. Carolina girl, but I love the vinegar based sauce! This is a favorite in our house.

  2. This looks amazing. I’m going to print this and try it!

  3. Awesome I need a zucchini recipe for tonight, going to check it out.

  4. Thanks for hosting Friday Food Frenzy! I added in a zucchini-lemon-chevre pizza today. I don’t have a crock-pot…but I will find a way to adapt this!

  5. Yummy in my tummy! We do love our BBQ in the South y’all!

  6. Hi Maria, this crock pot pulled pork recipe looks so good. I love using a crock pot for recipes!
    Julie from

  7. I know right, I am definitely trying it too. hope it does not change flavor of eggs.

  8. The bbq sauce recipe is so easy I hope he likes it. Not a sweet BBQ sauce a little on the vinegar side!

  9. I am sure you have some amazing things they will eat as well. YOu could always make some for yourself and freeze small portions!! My other pulled pork recipe linked here makes a smaller amount.

  10. Hum-never knew apple cider vinegar in with eggs made them easier to get the shells off–definitely going to try that!

  11. That looks absolutely delicious! You have some great recipes. I do wish my family enjoyed pulled pork more, sadly they are not ones for foods like this :/

  12. Your pulled pork looks absolutely delicious. My mouth practically started watering looking at your pictures. I’m definitely saving your recipe to make soon. Thanks for sharing!

  13. look delish! Have to put the ingredient on my shopping list

  14. I have never made homemade BBQ sauce before. I can’t wait to try this recipe! I hope I get it right because I have a hard time finding store-bought BBQ sauce that doesn’t contain HFCS. Bull’s Eye is the only brand that my store carries and my hubby doesn’t like it.

  15. Vinegar is awesome! This looks delish! I’ll have to try this one!!

  16. Yum!! Saving this one!! Thanks 🙂

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