Vinegar Based BBQ Sauce Recipe -
Vinegar Based BBQ Sauce Recipe
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Vinegar Based BBQ Sauce

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"This type of sauce is popular in North Carolina. You can use this sauce as a basting sauce, or just mix it into your cooked meat when you are ready to eat."

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Original recipe makes 1 1/4 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    8 hrs 5 mins


  1. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, salt, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper flakes and brown sugar. Mix well and allow ingredients to mesh for about 4 to 8 hours before using.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 07, 2003

Excellent! Tastes just like the real thing. Instead of mixing up and then letting it sit for 4 hours, I just stirred into pulled pork and cooked in the crockpot for a few hours. Every last bite was infused with this wonderful vinegar sauce!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 16, 2006

Being a vinegar fan, I was looking forward to trying this sauce. I found it very tasty, but much too salty. I'll try eliminating the salt or cutting it way down next time.

Jan 02, 2008

HOLY COW!!!! This is incredible. I was craving Parker's BBQ(famous North Carolina BBQ restaurant) and this is the closest I could have gotten. Thank you A SIDE NOTE: I have made this recipe quite a few times since my review. Two points to add, one is that another famous BBQ restaurant in NC is Gardners. This recipe is fairly close, but perhaps more vinegar and hot than Gardners version. The second point is now I use this recipe as a way to use up my left over pork roast. I chop the meat into cubes and simmer on the stove top until meat begins to break down and vinegar is just about gone. LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!

Jun 07, 2003

This is very close to the real thing. vernon

Jun 07, 2003

Delicious - tastes just like the vinegar based sauce at my favorite BBQ place. You really need to be a vinegar fan to like it, though (I am, and this sauce is heaven).

May 30, 2005

excellant marinade. I bake a whole chicken, pic it, shred it and then marinade in this wonderful concoction! 5 stars.

Mar 29, 2005

I am from NC and this is really close to being the BBQ that I remember. I will be using it all the time now. I won't have to have it shipped to WA state from NC anymore.

Jan 28, 2005

This was great--very authentic NC taste. I didn't have time to let it sit for a few hours, so I just blended it and put it in a pan with some cooked pork. Used about half the recipe for 3 cups of pork and it was really strong--just the way we like it! I can imagine it would be better if I allowed the flavors time to blend. As it was though, it was excellent!


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  • Calories
  • 11 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.7 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 699 mg
  • 28%

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

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