North Carolina-Style BBQ Sauce Recipe

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North Carolina-Style BBQ Sauce Recipe
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North Carolina-Style BBQ Sauce Recipe

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Blending two vinegars helps re-create the BBQ sauce we love from my mother’s North Carolina roots. — Gloria McKinley, Lakeland, Florida
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup white vinegar
  • 2/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until flavors are blended. Yield: 1-2/3 cups.
Originally published as North Carolina-Style BBQ Sauce in Taste of Home June/July 2013

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 26 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 179mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.

  • 2/3 cup white vinegar
  • 2/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  1. In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until flavors are blended. Yield: 1-2/3 cups.
Originally published as North Carolina-Style BBQ Sauce in Taste of Home June/July 2013

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Yellowfin User ID: 5349251 276143
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2017

"We're from NC and this sauce is awesome"

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DeepSorrow User ID: 6301843 270088
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2017

"Just like the sauce I had growing up on the North Caroline coast. If you like Smithfield's, you'll love this!"

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smarthe User ID: 3272756 249318
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2016

"too much vinegar, not my style."

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aug2295 User ID: 4631582 232964
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2015

"I had a North Carolina bbq sauce at a restaurant and wanted to try my hand at it. This recipe didn't disappoint - it matches the restaurant sauce. I think Kansas city style is our family fav but this was a nice change."

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katecrid47 User ID: 7098019 139067
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2013

"This was good, had decent flavor. Wish it was a little thicker."

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efwynne User ID: 4092460 194555
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2013

"I made this sauce along with an other sauce. I divided my ribs using both sauces. At dinner my family liked the other sauce better."

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ahmom User ID: 3426126 126393
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2013

"EXCELLENT!! I served it on chicken"

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