In North Carolina, barbeque sauce is made with a vinegar base and ground red pepper. Pork is the meat of choice.

Janie

Gallery

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
4 cups
Advertisement

Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • In a sauce pan, combine vinegar, ketchup, water and sugar. Season with salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until sugar is dissolved.

    Advertisement

Nutrition Facts

15 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 3.5g 1% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 111.5mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Tasty! However this is not TRUE North Carolina style BBQ sauce. I've lived in Sanford Chocowinity and Forest City and the BBQ is the same. There is NO tomato base at all. That is what makes NC BBQ unique and special. Read More
(38)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
This recipie has way too much vinegar. I strongly recommend choosing another recipie. Read More
(18)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Tasty! However this is not TRUE North Carolina style BBQ sauce. I've lived in Sanford Chocowinity and Forest City and the BBQ is the same. There is NO tomato base at all. That is what makes NC BBQ unique and special. Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Great recipe! It simple with few ingredients and tastes great! Perfect on the vinegar that's what it's all about! Read More
(22)
Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
This recipie has way too much vinegar. I strongly recommend choosing another recipie. Read More
(18)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2007
I am from Eastern North Carolina and this is what it is all about except we use apple cider vinegar It is mostly used when grilling pork or chicken you use it as a basting sauce through out the cooking process we mostly use it for cooking our pigs for chopped BBQ. It can be a little strong if use on meat after it is done but used correctly it is the best way to cook pork and eat pork The vinegar is what makes it so famous for being Eastern North Carolina style BBQ. Try it!!! next time you grill ribs or chicken. Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
08/01/2007
Almost there but it needs Apple Cidar Vinegar and you mop it on the food as it's cooking. The distilled white vinegar makes it way too srong. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2005
yeah!this is the good stuff. as for whether NC has a tomatoe based sauce or not- it depends on who is cooking and whether there is enough ketchup. as a NC native, have eaten it with and without the tomatoe base and either way is great. Read More
(11)
Advertisement
Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2007
I don't know anything about Carolina BBQ so I can't whether or not this is TRUE Carolina BBQ. What I can tell you however is that I thought there was indeed WAY TOO MUCH VINEGAR. I had to do a lot of 'doctoring up' to make the sauce palatable for the rest of my family (ketchup tomato sauce onion flakes more sugar). Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
01/24/2007
Oh my goodness I think the only way a person could enjoy this sauce is if you enjoy drinking vinegar from the jug. Holy cats!!! I tried it and it's not for our taste. I think it would also be a nice way to ruin a good piece of pork. Thanks anyway. Read More
(3)
Rating: 1 stars
12/14/2012
Far too much vinegar far too liquidy. Read More
(1)