Spicy and tangy BBQ sauce

    3 hours 10 min

    This easy to make barbecue sauce originates from North Carolina. It's great as a marinade for all meats, but particularly pork. Try it out at your next summer barbecue.

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    Makes: 2 litres approximately

    • 2 litres cider vinegar
    • 4 tablespoons salt
    • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
    • 3 tablespoons crushed chillies
    • 150g light brown soft sugar
    • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce

    Prep:10min  ›  Extra time:3hr resting  ›  Ready in:3hr10min 

    1. In a large bowl, mix together cider vinegar, salt, cayenne pepper, crushed chillies, light brown soft sugar and hot pepper sauce. Stir until salt and dark brown soft sugar have dissolved. Cover and let stand at least 3 hours before using as a basting sauce or serving on meat.

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    I made this sauce and let it sit for 24 hrs. Then I submerged a pork tenderloin in it for another 24 hrs in the refrigerator.I baked the pork with a small amount of sauce poured over it for 3 hrs at 325 degrees, covered, basting once an hr. Then I shredded the meat with 2 forks and poured the rest of the sauce over it, turned off the oven and when it was time to eat (about 1 1/2 hrs later)popped it on buns and ate heartily. Loved it! Nice & spicy!  -  28 Jul 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Thanks for the "real" Carolina BBQ sauce recipe. A friend makes this all the time, but says the recipe is an old family secret.  -  31 Mar 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wow! This was perfect! About 3 years ago, I had been to a family reunion in NC where there was a pig roast, and they served the pork with a delicious spicy vinegar dressing that I'd never tried before. Since then, I've had a craving for this sauce. I scaled the sauce by half and made last night. Today, I put a half picnic in my slow cooker all day while I was at work. I added about 1/4 cup of the sauce over the pork while cooking. After draining and shredding the pork, I mixed about 3/4 of the remainder of the sauce with the shredded pork. I served with some homemade cole slaw, homemade corn bread and baked beans and it was just great! Thanks so much. My search for a great Carolina BBQ recipe is over. Thanks so much!!  -  24 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)