This was my favorite barbecue sauce growing up. It's vinegar-based with no ketchup. It's very tangy, very thin, and wonderful on pork, chicken, and even tofu!

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Ingredients

64
Original recipe yields 64 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the vinegar, cayenne pepper, black pepper, mustard powder, salt, lemons, and Worcestershire sauce in a large pot; bring to a simmer. Bring to a boil, then turn heat to low and simmer for at least 30 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

28.5 calories; 1 g protein; 4.8 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 87.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2010
I really liked this recipe. The only thing I did differently was I halved the amount of cayenne and black pepper it called for and added 2/3 cup of brown sugar (made the recipe based on 10 servings). I slow cooked a 5lb. pork butt roast added the sauce it was delicious. Next time I make this sauce I'll use 3/4 of the cayenne and pepper it calls for. I like it hot!!! Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2010
I really liked this recipe. The only thing I did differently was I halved the amount of cayenne and black pepper it called for and added 2/3 cup of brown sugar (made the recipe based on 10 servings). I slow cooked a 5lb. pork butt roast added the sauce it was delicious. Next time I make this sauce I'll use 3/4 of the cayenne and pepper it calls for. I like it hot!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2010
I really liked this recipe. The only thing I did differently was I halved the amount of cayenne and black pepper it called for and added 2/3 cup of brown sugar (made the recipe based on 10 servings). I slow cooked a 5lb. pork butt roast added the sauce it was delicious. Next time I make this sauce I'll use 3/4 of the cayenne and pepper it calls for. I like it hot!!! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2010
This sauce was not nearly as potent on the meat as it was when I tested it by itself before I served it. My kids gobbled it up they loved it although I did reduce the cayenne pepper a bit. My favorite part was the way it made the pork chops taste less "porky". =) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2009
A very good and easy recipe. Delicious, with one point off for the heat. I could only drizzle a tiny bit on my pork or my lips would burn. I love spicy foods and make a homemade ramen soup that'll give you palpitations, but this was INTENSE! I'll absolutely make it again, but I'll cut way down on the cayenne next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2009
Tangy with lots of heat...perfect for pulled pork topped with cole slaw :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2009
My husband used to hate BBQ until he tried this! We love the recipe! First I cooked pork in slow cooker. Scaled back the # of servings of BBQ sauce to 4 and that made @ 1.25 cups. I substituted fresh lemon thyme for lemon juice- worked great. I used less cayenne and substituted hot sauce and red pepper flakes to taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2009
I loved this although it is way too spicy for my husband. Next time I will make 2 batches - one for me per the recipe and one for him with the spices adjusted. Thank you for posting!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2015
Holy WOW this is HOT! The flavor is good but I would scale way back on the cayenne and black pepper if I were you. You can always add more heat but you cannot take it back. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2014
Best barbecue there is Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2013
A wonderful reminder of BBQ from home in NC. Thanks for reminding me what BBQ is supposed to taste like. Read More
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