North Carolina BBQ Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com
North Carolina BBQ Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

North Carolina BBQ Sauce

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"This was my favorite barbecue sauce growing up. It's vinegar-based with no ketchup. It's very tangy, very thin, and wonderful on pork, chicken, and even tofu!"

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Original recipe makes 1 gallon Change Servings
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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    35 mins

Directions

  1. Combine the vinegar, cayenne pepper, black pepper, mustard powder, salt, lemons, and Worcestershire sauce in a large pot; bring to a simmer. Bring to a boil, then turn heat to low and simmer for at least 30 minutes.
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Reviews More Reviews

Mar 08, 2010

I really liked this recipe. The only thing I did differently, was I halved the amount of cayenne and black pepper it called for and added 2/3 cup of brown sugar (made the recipe based on 10 servings). I slow cooked a 5lb. pork butt roast, added the sauce it was delicious. Next time I make this sauce I'll use 3/4 of the cayenne and pepper it calls for. I like it hot!!!

 
Apr 20, 2010

This sauce was not nearly as potent on the meat as it was when I tested it by itself before I served it. My kids gobbled it up, they loved it, although I did reduce the cayenne pepper a bit. My favorite part was the way it made the pork chops taste less "porky". =)

 
Nov 16, 2009

A very good and easy recipe. Delicious, with one point off for the heat. I could only drizzle a tiny bit on my pork or my lips would burn. I love spicy foods and make a homemade ramen soup that'll give you palpitations, but this was INTENSE! I'll absolutely make it again, but I'll cut way down on the cayenne next time.

 
Oct 08, 2009

Tangy with lots of heat...perfect for pulled pork topped with cole slaw :)

 
Oct 05, 2009

My husband used to hate BBQ until he tried this! We love the recipe! First, I cooked pork in slow cooker. Scaled back the # of servings of BBQ sauce to 4 and that made @ 1.25 cups. I substituted fresh lemon thyme for lemon juice- worked great. I used less cayenne and substituted hot sauce and red pepper flakes to taste.

 
Oct 19, 2009

I loved this although it is way too spicy for my husband. Next time I will make 2 batches - one for me per the recipe and one for him with the spices adjusted. Thank you for posting!!

 
May 26, 2014

Full of flavor and a cinch to make! Definitely on the spicy side!

 
Jul 18, 2013

A wonderful reminder of BBQ from home in NC. Thanks for reminding me what BBQ is supposed to taste like.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 28 kcal
  • 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 959 mg
  • 38%

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

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