East Carolina Barbeque Sauce


"This barbeque sauce is used for East Carolina pulled pork. It can be used as a marinade, or add a little corn starch and make it into a thick mop sauce or basting sauce."


20 m servings 126 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 126 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.3g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 74 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix cider vinegar, molasses, ground dry mustard, butter, cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar. Cook and stir until all sugar has dissolved. Do not allow the mixture to come to a boil.
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  1. 42 Ratings


I was confused when I read this recipe. All the barbeque I've eaten in eastern Carolina hasn't had butter in it, that's for sure. I wasn't sure about the other ingredients. Decided to take a ...

I spent 6 months in Eastern N. Carolina 25 years ago and learned this recipe from a senior citizen. This is the best barbacue sauce I had ever eaten. Since then I had forgotten how to make it....

I am from NC and looked for a good BBQ sauce--this is it. Spicy and vinegary! Let it sit in the fridge for 3 weeks or more for it to be good. It's the real deal.

My entire clan hales from Eastern NC and I'm ashamed to admit how much pulled pork barbeque I've consumed. The Eastern NC barbeque "sauce" is mostly comprised of vinegar and red pepper and it i...

Fabulous! I am a native North Carolinian living in frigid Minnesota.. missing this BBQ and sweet tea- that's for sure! But i am also SUPER lazy and found a sauce that is close to these ingredien...

I have been looking for an Eastern NC Barbeque Sauce recipe for a long time. This recipe is wonderful! Tastes like the real mccoy!

Terrific!! My family loves this as the sauce for pulled pork.

This recipe leaves meat tasting exceptionally vinegarish. I've use it twice, once to try to get a sauce (more like water) and once to slow cook pork. Waste of a good cut of pork. Something is wr...

tastes the same as when we would to fla when i was young. we would stop and get the best bbq on the east coast!