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North Carolina Barbecue Sauce

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1 3/4 cups
10 Min

Nothing's more all-American than a backyard cookout! And when it comes to slathering on a flavorful barbecue sauce, everybody has his or her favorite type. Check out this easy-to-make Carolina favorite. This barbecue sauce recipe is easy to throw together for your next summer cookout and pairs well with all your favorite meats. You can even make a batch ahead of time and freeze it to use when you need it.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

What to Do

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a boil; boil for a few minutes, until the sauce thickens, stirring constantly. Serve warm.


  • Discard any leftover sauce that has come in contact with raw meat or other foods.
  • Any leftover sauce that hasn’t come in contact with raw foods should be allowed to cool before covering and storing in the refrigerator.

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Was wondering if I can process this sauce and some of the others? Would like to make a larger batch to include in my Christmas baskets. Seem to remember reading something about processing acidic foods. Thanks

I didn't have the ground red pepper but this sauce is DELICIOUS. It's tangy and sweet without being like candy. It didn't get really thick though. I cooked it about 15-20 minutes.


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