This vinegar barbecue sauce is exactly what you need—yes, need—for dousing ribs, pulled pork shoulder, chicken, or just about anything else you pull from the grill. Especially if you’ve spent any time in the eastern Carolinas.
This tangy vinegar barbecue sauce that’s typical of eastern Carolina ‘cue is exactly what you want—nay, need—to smother a mess of pulled pork shoulder or a stack of ribs or grilled chicken. And it’s done in 10 minutes—maybe even less. You’re welcome.–Renee Schettler Rossi
How To Choose The Right Hot Sauce
Your choice of hot sauce will largely determine just how mouth-tingling the resulting vinegar barbecue sauce will be. Just keep that in mind and reach for your favorite hot sauce and play around with the amount the first batch or two that you make.
Vinegar Barbecue Sauce Recipe
- Quick Glance
- 5 M
- 10 M
- Makes about 3 cups (710 ml)
- 1 cup (237 ml) white vinegar
- 1 cup (237 ml) apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup (237 ml) ketchup
- 1 tablespoon (13 g) brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons (30 ml) hot sauce (use whatever hot sauce you like or got on hand)
- Dash Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons (4 g) Hungarian paprika
- Kosher salt and coarsely ground black pepper
- 1. Toss all the ingredients, including the salt and pepper to taste, in a saucepan over medium heat and warm gently, stirring occasionally, until warmed through, maybe 5 minutes. No need to bring the mixture to a boil. Just let it mingle long enough to let everything meld. (If you take a nip from the spoon, it’s going to taste incredibly acidic. Rest assured, once you dribble the sauce over some fatty meat, it’s gonna be perfect.)
- 2. Let the sauce cool slightly. Transfer it to a jar, bottle, squeeze bottle, or whatever you want. Screw on the lid and stash it in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
Hungry for more? Chow down on these:
Vinegar Barbecue Sauce Recipe © 2015 Aaron Franklin and Jordan Mackay. Photo © 2015 Wyatt McSpadden. All rights reserved.
Hey, there. Just a reminder that all our content is copyright protected. Like a photo? Please don't use it without our written permission. Like a recipe? Kindly contact the publisher listed above for permission before you post it (that's what we did) and rewrite it in your own words. That's the law, kids. And don't forget to link back to this page, where you found it. Thanks!