Eastern North Carolina Barbeque Sauce


This piquant and spicy vinegar-based BBQ sauce, popular in eastern North Carolina, is not for lightweights! It's great for all meats, but best on pork.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 10 mins
2 quarts


  • 2 quarts cider vinegar

  • ¼ cup salt

  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper

  • 3 tablespoons red pepper flakes

  • 1 cup light brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce


  1. Mix together cider vinegar, salt, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, light brown sugar, and hot pepper sauce in a large bowl. Stir until salt and brown sugar have dissolved.

  2. Cover and let stand at least 3 hours before using as a basting sauce or serving on meat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

17 Calories
0g Fat
3g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 64
Calories 17
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 37mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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