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Tangy Carolina-Style Barbeque Sauce

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This sauce is thinner, more tangy and less rich than your typical southwestern-style sauce. There is no molasses or tomato-based products in this sauce. This sauce works great on ribs, pulled pork, and chicken."
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40 m servings 61
Original recipe yields 18 servings (2 1/2 cups)


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  1. Combine yellow mustard, cider vinegar, brown sugar, white sugar, water, vinegar, chili powder, black pepper, white pepper, cayenne pepper, and soy sauce in a saucepan over medium-low heat; cook and stir until flavors blend, about 20 minutes. Add butter and liquid smoke flavoring and simmer for 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 61 calories; 2.2 10.1 0.7 3 182 Full nutrition

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I made this sauce for party and used it on Ribs, Wings, and Pulled Pork. It was great on all 3. Only modification I made is using 2/3 cup regular French's mustard and a 1/3rd Bartmen Ball Ba...

Granted, the sauce was a little thin, but its just my family's preference to have a thicker sauce. Had this with pulled pork sandwiches, and cannot wait to try it as a wing sauce! I am so glad...

Delicious. I have heard about the BBQ sauce wars for years and always had wanted to try a Carolina style sauce. This was wonderful. tangy and very nice. Will I give up tomato based ones? No.. s...

Very easy to make. Tried it on pork ribs and chicken, turned out awesome on both. I will definitely keep some of this sauce handy for other occasions

I love mustard and vinegar so this is right up my alley. Very tangy, have put it on burgers, pork, and chicken. Awesome stuff!

One word AWESOME. Made it for pulled pork for a party. It was a tremendous hit everyone loved it. Make no changes it just perfect.

My husband has IBS so I was looking for a good traditional BBQ recipe that didn't use garlic, onion, etc. This has worked out so well for us. The only change I make is I don't use the cayenne a...

Used this on pork spare ribs, I thought I would have to make another batch for my super picky 9yr old who likes a certain "sweet BBQ" store bought sauce. We ALL loved it, and the picky one said ...