Carolina Vinegar Based BBQ Sauce

Eastern North Carolina style vinegar based BBQ sauce in a jar.

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Authentic Eastern NC vinegar based BBQ sauce famous for mopping and saucing whole hog barbeque and chopped pork. Easy, no-cook vinegar sauce.


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  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Add all ingredients to a mason jar, put the lid on, and shake it good. Let it sit for at least 1 hour. It gets better as it sits. Store at room temperature.


Adjust the red pepper flakes and cayenne to make it more or less spicy to your taste.