Lexington-Style Vinegar Pulled Pork Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Found this recipe in Chile Pepper magazine and modified it a bit. Never having had pulled pork in Lexington, I can't say whether or not it is authentic. I can say it was a really good addition to pulled pork.


  1. Mix all ingredients together and let sit for at least 10 minutes.
  2. The longer it sits, the hotter it will get so start with a lesser amount of red pepper flakes if you're a wimp like me.
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This is so yummy. I love a vinegar based sauce for pulled pork so I went looking for one. I'm so glad I chose your recipe. Its tangy yet subtly sweet. Perfect accompaniment for the pork. Thanks for sharing with us all.

mommyoffour November 10, 2014

We really liked this sauce. I used Pulled Pork (Crock Pot) to make the pulled pork, then added this sauce to the drained meat and onions for the last 6 hours of cooking. I am a wimp though, and cut the red pepper flakes to 1/4 tsp, which turned out to be just right for us.

corinnep February 05, 2013

Tangy, tasty recipe with a slightly pungent flavor. I had some pork all ready cooked in the freezer - made one and a half recipes. Cut back the vinegar to half and upped the chili flakes to 1 1/4 tsp. Served over pasta. Very easy recipe that will be repeated

Bergy April 22, 2010