Uncle Mike's Vinegar Pepper Sauce

Uncle Mike's Vinegar Pepper Sauce


"This is a North Carolina-style BBQ sauce that I have used for years. It's great on any meat. Lots of vinegar - that's the North Carolina way! Be careful though, this one's spicy."


35 m servings 6 cals
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Original recipe yields 48 servings



  • Calories:
  • 6 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.1g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 43 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the vinegar, ketchup, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, sugar, and water.
  2. Simmer for 15 minutes, or until all the sugar dissolves. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove from heat, and let cool. Use to baste your favorite meat while grilling.
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  1. 22 Ratings


I loved this sauce. Mistake was that I made it to go with ribs. It is more a sauce for bullued pork or chopped beef. Very tasty though. Simple ingredients. I'll make some pulled pork next w...

This was fantastic on pulled pork sandwiches. My family licked up every last drop.

Great sauce! I experimented with it, added brown sugar, bbq sauce, smoke marinade. Lots of vinegar is the key.

I made this sauce to use with Sarge's EZ pulled pork bbq also from allrecipes and it was delicious. The sauce is very runny so you have to eat your pork sandwich fast. It has a nice spicy flav...

If you like this style of sauce, this is a great recipe. It is easier than the tomato sauce and mustard sauces I usually make.

This is the best. We also make Carolina slaw and use this sauce in it instead of mayo. Just like Tommy's BBQ in Thomasville, NC.

It needs some white vinegar!

Good. Never had North caroline style barbq sauce. Made in crockpot. good with beans and rice

Great and very easy. Real North Carolina style.