Homemade Vinegar-Based BBQ Sauce

This simple sauce is a staple for great barbecue. With roots in North Carolina, it’s a thin vinegar-based BBQ sauce that packs a lot of heat, is easy to make, & is perfect to use as a mop while smoking.

Vinegar sauce is liquidly and peppery and is distinctly an eastern North Carolina style. With humble roots, Carolina is a defining region of BBQ.



Simmer the Sauce: Add all of the ingredients to a saucepan over medium-low to medium heat.

Bring to simmer in pan, stirring until sugar is dissolved.

Chill and Store: Remove from heat and allow the sauce to cool.

When cool, pour into jars or air tight containers. Store chilled for 24 hours before use for best flavor.

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