Rating: 4.57 stars
113 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 86
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3

This type of sauce is popular in North Carolina. You can use this sauce as a basting sauce, or just mix it into your cooked meat when you are ready to eat.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
5 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 1/4 cups
Advertisement

Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, salt, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper flakes and brown sugar. Mix well and allow ingredients to mesh for about 4 to 8 hours before using.

    Advertisement

Nutrition Facts

11 calories; carbohydrates 1.7g; sodium 699.3mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (115)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2003
Excellent! Tastes just like the real thing. Instead of mixing up and then letting it sit for 4 hours, I just stirred into pulled pork and cooked in the crockpot for a few hours. Every last bite was infused with this wonderful vinegar sauce! Read More
(213)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2006
Being a vinegar fan, I was looking forward to trying this sauce. I found it very tasty, but much too salty. I'll try eliminating the salt or cutting it way down next time. Read More
(142)
113 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 86
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2003
Excellent! Tastes just like the real thing. Instead of mixing up and then letting it sit for 4 hours, I just stirred into pulled pork and cooked in the crockpot for a few hours. Every last bite was infused with this wonderful vinegar sauce! Read More
(213)
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2008
HOLY COW!!!! This is incredible. I was craving Parker's BBQ(famous North Carolina BBQ restaurant) and this is the closest I could have gotten. Thank you A SIDE NOTE: I have made this recipe quite a few times since my review. Two points to add, one is that another famous BBQ restaurant in NC is Gardners. This recipe is fairly close, but perhaps more vinegar and hot than Gardners version. The second point is now I use this recipe as a way to use up my left over pork roast. I chop the meat into cubes and simmer on the stove top until meat begins to break down and vinegar is just about gone. LOVE THIS RECIPE!!! Read More
(144)
Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2006
Being a vinegar fan, I was looking forward to trying this sauce. I found it very tasty, but much too salty. I'll try eliminating the salt or cutting it way down next time. Read More
(142)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2003
This is very close to the real thing. vernon Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2003
Delicious - tastes just like the vinegar based sauce at my favorite BBQ place. You really need to be a vinegar fan to like it though (I am and this sauce is heaven). Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2005
excellant marinade. I bake a whole chicken pic it shred it and then marinade in this wonderful concoction! 5 stars. Read More
(27)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2005
I am from NC and this is really close to being the BBQ that I remember. I will be using it all the time now. I won't have to have it shipped to WA state from NC anymore. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2005
This was great--very authentic NC taste. I didn't have time to let it sit for a few hours so I just blended it and put it in a pan with some cooked pork. Used about half the recipe for 3 cups of pork and it was really strong--just the way we like it! I can imagine it would be better if I allowed the flavors time to blend. As it was though it was excellent! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2006
Coming from a southern girl this recipe is fabulous. Reminded me of our trips to the Carolinas. Gave this to a friend as a gift with a boston butt....perfect! Read More
(17)