Last Updated on January 6, 2019 by Tina
This is the best BBQ sauce for pulled pork, hands down! Eastern North Carolina BBQ sauce will elevate your pulled pork to a whole new level.
One of the best things about this sauce is that it's easy to make, and basically foolproof. If your measurements happen to be a little off from time to time this Eastern North Carolina BBQ sauce can be very forgiving.
You will need to put in a medium sauce pan the apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, black pepper, red pepper flakes, ketchup, mustard, hot sauce, and cayenne pepper.
Bring the pot to a simmer to warm the ingredients so they combine fully then turn off to let cool before using immediately or storing in a container. Can be refrigerated and stored for up to two months.
When I make Eastern North Carolina BBQ sauce I usually make at least a half gallon so I have plenty on hand when I need it throughout BBQ season!
Eastern North Carolina BBQ Sauce
- 2 cups apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp hot red pepper flakes
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- ⅓ cup ketchup
- ⅓ cup mustard
- 1 tbsp hot sauce
- Combine all ingredients into a medium saucepan, and heat to simmer. Once all ingredients are incorporated turn heat off, and cool. Use immediately or store in an airtight container.
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