North Carolina BBQ Sauce

North Carolina bbq sauce is a mixture of red pepper flakes and vinegar, unlike most store bought barbecue sauces which are usually are Kansas City style, a sweet red ketchup based sauce. In North Carolina the favorite meat is pork, this sauce goes perfect with any pulled pork recipe. A very easy and quick sauce to prepare, it can easily be made as the meat is cooking.

Ingredients (makes 2 1/2 cups)

  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • Instructions
    North Carolina BBQ Sauce

    Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, stirring until the salt and sugar are dissolved, add more salt if needed. Serve this sauce with shredded pulled pork, makes enough for a 5 pound roast.

    You can experiment making your own homemade recipe, the following recipes although popular in their regions are not for everyone. Try tweaking the ingredients by adjusting the sugar, spices, vinegar etc. until you can find a flavor that is just right for you.

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