This barbeque sauce is used for East Carolina pulled pork. It can be used as a marinade, or add a little corn starch and make it into a thick mop sauce or basting sauce.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix cider vinegar, molasses, ground dry mustard, butter, cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar. Cook and stir until all sugar has dissolved. Do not allow the mixture to come to a boil.

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Nutrition Facts

126 calories; 8 g total fat; 20 mg cholesterol; 74 mg sodium. 12.3 g carbohydrates; 0.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2003
I spent 6 months in Eastern N. Carolina 25 years ago and learned this recipe from a senior citizen. This is the best barbacue sauce I had ever eaten. Since then I had forgotten how to make it. I have been looking for this recipe for over 20 years! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/06/2003
I was confused when I read this recipe. All the barbeque I've eaten in eastern Carolina hasn't had butter in it that's for sure. I wasn't sure about the other ingredients. Decided to take a chance on this recipe and was disappointed with the results. This isn't what I'm looking for. It was edible but didn't have the right balance of flavors and the greasy slick the butter left on top was just plain wrong. This may be authentic in some part of eastern Carolina but apparently not the part I've visited. Read More
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44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 11
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2003
I spent 6 months in Eastern N. Carolina 25 years ago and learned this recipe from a senior citizen. This is the best barbacue sauce I had ever eaten. Since then I had forgotten how to make it. I have been looking for this recipe for over 20 years! Read More
(51)
Rating: 2 stars
12/05/2003
I was confused when I read this recipe. All the barbeque I've eaten in eastern Carolina hasn't had butter in it that's for sure. I wasn't sure about the other ingredients. Decided to take a chance on this recipe and was disappointed with the results. This isn't what I'm looking for. It was edible but didn't have the right balance of flavors and the greasy slick the butter left on top was just plain wrong. This may be authentic in some part of eastern Carolina but apparently not the part I've visited. Read More
(59)
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2003
I spent 6 months in Eastern N. Carolina 25 years ago and learned this recipe from a senior citizen. This is the best barbacue sauce I had ever eaten. Since then I had forgotten how to make it. I have been looking for this recipe for over 20 years! Read More
(51)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2007
I am from NC and looked for a good BBQ sauce--this is it. Spicy and vinegary! Let it sit in the fridge for 3 weeks or more for it to be good. It's the real deal. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/25/2009
My entire clan hales from Eastern NC and I'm ashamed to admit how much pulled pork barbeque I've consumed. The Eastern NC barbeque "sauce" is mostly comprised of vinegar and red pepper and it is a marinade. It doesn't need butter the pig supplies all the fat needed. This is NOT the real McCoy. If you go to the NC pork web page you can find the real thing since pork is one of NC's biggest agricultural products. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2004
I have been looking for an Eastern NC Barbeque Sauce recipe for a long time. This recipe is wonderful! Tastes like the real mccoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2008
Fabulous! I am a native North Carolinian living in frigid Minnesota.. missing this BBQ and sweet tea- that's for sure! But i am also SUPER lazy and found a sauce that is close to these ingredients- minus the brown suger at Target- Archer Farms Carolina BBQ marinade- it's good! not as good as this but close.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2006
Terrific!! My family loves this as the sauce for pulled pork. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/23/2007
This recipe leaves meat tasting exceptionally vinegarish. I've use it twice once to try to get a sauce (more like water) and once to slow cook pork. Waste of a good cut of pork. Something is wrong with it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2004
tastes the same as when we would to fla when i was young. we would stop and get the best bbq on the east coast! Read More
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