True Southeastern North Carolina BBQ Sauce

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Leta8076

True SE NC BBQ Sauce never contains ketchup or syrups. It is purely vinegar and seasonings. This is the Southern Food version.

Top Review by res8o07f

I was stationed at Lejeune for five years and fell in love with the BBQ sauce. Since I left I have always been let down with "real carolina bbq sauce" This was like going home, I ran mine through a blender and it turned out fantastic!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer slowly, uncovered for an hour.
  3. Strain to remove peppercorns if desired.
  4. Serve on pulled pork with coleslaw, on a plate or on a bun.

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