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Eastern North Carolina Barbecue Sauce

Eastern North Carolina Barbecue Sauce 2.000
Smoke Signals Aug 25, 2010

Thin and peppery, this vinegar-based sauce is a perfect complement to pulled or chopped pork. After pulling or chopping the pork, douse the meat with sauce.

Make Ahead: This no-cook sauce needs to stand at room temperature for 4 hours. It can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

Servings: 2 cups
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, preferably light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Combine the vinegar, brown sugar, salt, crushed red pepper flakes and cayenne and black peppers in a container with a tight-fitting lid; mix well. Let stand at room temperature for at least 4 hours before serving or storing.

The sauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 month.

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From Smoke Signals columnist Jim Shahin.

Tested by Nicole Schofer.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per tablespoon: 5

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 150mg 6%

Total Carbohydrates: 0g 0%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 0g

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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