Jbird's Authentic Sweet Vinegar BBQ Sauce


This is pure eastern North Carolina BBQ Sauce at its best. Primarily used for saucing up that perfect pig at the family and friends pig pickin', this recipe can be used for other bbq favorites. With a twist of honey, this sauce is awesome on bbq chicken and pork chops as well. Enjoy!!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
1 quart


  • 3 cups apple cider vinegar

  • ¼ cup red pepper flakes

  • ¼ cup ground black pepper

  • ½ cup salt

  • ½ cup ketchup

  • 1 cup honey


  1. In a saucepan, stir together the vinegar, red pepper flakes, pepper and salt. Bring to a boil. Stir in the ketchup and honey; reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes.

How to use

For pig pickin's, make cuts into the meat the last 30 minutes of cooking and sauce the pig very generously.

For bbq chicken, brush on sauce the last 15 min of cooking.

For bbq pork chops, brush one side the last 30 minutes of cooking. With 15 minutes to go, flip pork chops and brush again.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

46 Calories
0g Fat
11g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 44mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 69mg 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.