This is a North Carolina-style BBQ sauce that I have used for years. It's great on any meat. Lots of vinegar - that's the North Carolina way! Be careful though, this one's spicy.

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the vinegar, ketchup, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, sugar, and water.

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  • Simmer for 15 minutes, or until all the sugar dissolves. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove from heat, and let cool. Use to baste your favorite meat while grilling.

Nutrition Facts

5.7 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 1.1g; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 35.2mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2006
I loved this sauce. Mistake was that I made it to go with ribs. It is more a sauce for bullued pork or chopped beef. Very tasty though. Simple ingredients. I'll make some pulled pork next week to do it right. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/01/2011
It needs some white vinegar! Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2006
I loved this sauce. Mistake was that I made it to go with ribs. It is more a sauce for bullued pork or chopped beef. Very tasty though. Simple ingredients. I'll make some pulled pork next week to do it right. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2003
This was fantastic on pulled pork sandwiches. My family licked up every last drop. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Great sauce! I experimented with it added brown sugar bbq sauce smoke marinade. Lots of vinegar is the key. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2005
I made this sauce to use with Sarge's EZ pulled pork bbq also from allrecipes and it was delicious. The sauce is very runny so you have to eat your pork sandwich fast. It has a nice spicy flavor to it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2009
If you like this style of sauce this is a great recipe. It is easier than the tomato sauce and mustard sauces I usually make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2007
This is the best. We also make Carolina slaw and use this sauce in it instead of mayo. Just like Tommy's BBQ in Thomasville NC. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Great and very easy. Real North Carolina style. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/01/2011
It needs some white vinegar! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2002
Good. Never had North caroline style barbq sauce. Made in crockpot. good with beans and rice Read More
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