Uncle Mike's Vinegar Pepper Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Uncle Mike's Vinegar Pepper Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Uncle Mike's Vinegar Pepper Sauce

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"This is a North Carolina-style BBQ sauce that I have used for years. It's great on any meat. Lots of vinegar - that's the North Carolina way! Be careful though, this one's spicy."

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Original recipe makes 3 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the vinegar, ketchup, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, sugar, and water.
  2. Simmer for 15 minutes, or until all the sugar dissolves. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove from heat, and let cool. Use to baste your favorite meat while grilling.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 28, 2006

I loved this sauce. Mistake was that I made it to go with ribs. It is more a sauce for bullued pork or chopped beef. Very tasty though. Simple ingredients. I'll make some pulled pork next week to do it right.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 01, 2011

It needs some white vinegar!


22 Ratings

Sep 22, 2003

This was fantastic on pulled pork sandwiches. My family licked up every last drop.

Aug 29, 2002

Great sauce! I experimented with it, added brown sugar, bbq sauce, smoke marinade. Lots of vinegar is the key.

May 15, 2005

I made this sauce to use with Sarge's EZ pulled pork bbq also from allrecipes and it was delicious. The sauce is very runny so you have to eat your pork sandwich fast. It has a nice spicy flavor to it.

Jul 13, 2009

If you like this style of sauce, this is a great recipe. It is easier than the tomato sauce and mustard sauces I usually make.

Jun 29, 2007

This is the best. We also make Carolina slaw and use this sauce in it instead of mayo. Just like Tommy's BBQ in Thomasville, NC.

Nov 03, 2002

Good. Never had North caroline style barbq sauce. Made in crockpot. good with beans and rice


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  • Calories
  • 6 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 43 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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