Nightshade-Free Pork BBQ

Makes 4-5 c Carolina-Style BBQ Shredded Pork


  • ~3# Pork Shoulder
  • 4 c Coca-Cola
  • 2 Tbsp Tamarind Paste
  • 2 Tbsp Freeze-Dried Shallots
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/3 c Red Wine Vinegar


  1. Combine all ingredients, except pork, in a container and whisk until well mixed.
  2. Pour a small amount of liquid mixture into bottom of slow cooker, then place in pork.
  3. Pour remainder of mixture over pork and cover with slow cooker lid.
  4. Cook on Low for 10-12 hours.
  5. Remove pork from slow cooker, shred, and stir back into cooking liquid.


  • Serve on buns with Swiss or Provolone cheese/cheez and pickles.
  • Serve over cheesy grits with green onions.