Carolina BBQ Sauce


A friend gave me this recipe some years ago for a vinegar-based sauce with mustard seed. You can use smoked pork neck bones in place of ham hocks if available.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
5 cups


  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar

  • 1 ½ cups apple cider

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard seed

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • ½ cup tomato paste

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

  • 2 smoked pork neck bones


  1. Combine the cider vinegar, apple cider, brown sugar, mustard seed, Dijon mustard, tomato paste, salt, black pepper, and neck bones in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat; simmer until the sauce thickens, 30 to 40 minutes. Skim any foam from the surface of the liquid and discard. Remove and discard the neck bones. Cool the sauce to room temperature or use immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

111 Calories
0g Fat
25g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 111
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 208mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 171mg 4%

* 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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