North Carolina-Style BBQ Sauce
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 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
- In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until flavors are blended.
Nutrition Facts2 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.
Oct 14, 2019
Another North Carolinian here - great Western NC-style Dip! Just so your readers understand, this recipe is not actually a "sauce," rather something used to "dip" BBQ in or used sparingly to help keep BBQ meats moist. There's no way this dip will ever be thicker or less vinegary... because it's a vinegar-based condiment. :) My onnnnly thing would to be careful "boiling" vinegar - not a good idea and can be potentially dangerous. (The brown sugar just needs to dissolve) Want an Eastern NC-style dip? Omit the ketchup. :) Anyway, great, simple recipe and pretty spot on! Thank you!
Oct 10, 2017
We're from NC and this sauce is awesome
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!
Jun 11, 2016
too much vinegar, not my style.
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.
Aug 1, 2013
This was good, had decent flavor. Wish it was a little thicker.
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.
Jun 6, 2013
EXCELLENT!! I served it on chicken