Eastern North Carolina BBQ Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

There are lots of BBQ Sauce recipes out there, but I love the vinegar based NC sauce. It is very wet, and is great on pulled or chopped pork. We do not like it so much on chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the white vinegar, cider vinegar, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper in a jar or bottle with a tight-fitting lid. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 days before using so that the flavors will blend. Shake occasionally, and store for up to 2 months in the refrigerator.
Most Helpful

A nice change from tomato based BBQ. I love it on pulled pork.

Kathy!! February 22, 2010

This is a classic! I was asked to help cater a friend's wedding last year and one thing they wanted was pulled pork sandwiches. I put 2 pork shoulders in a large roaster with some of this sauce (you need to have more of it after it comes out) We live in Michigan (but I'm from NC) and everyone loved it. They don't know up here what great barbecue is (LOL) but now they do! I had so many people ask me for the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

deb k July 23, 2009