Carolina-Style Barbeque Sauce

7 Reviews 1 Pic
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    35 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Chef John
Recipe by  Chef John

“This Carolina-style barbeque sauce features fresh apple, but otherwise it's a fairly straightforward, totally in-your-face-with-tang-and-heat recipe. It is fantastic on pulled pork and molasses-brined pork chops.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 6 servings

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Directions

  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Place apple pieces in saucepan; cook and stir until they are slightly caramelized, about 2 minutes.
  2. Stir brown sugar into apples; cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture starts to bubble, about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour apple cider vinegar into saucepan. Reduce heat to low and cover. Cook until the apples are soft and falling apart, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Whisk in mustard, red pepper flakes, and black pepper.
  5. Transfer mixture to blender and puree until completely smooth.

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Reviews (7)

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jennifermo
13

jennifermo

Good, but needed a bit more liquid and a bit more sweetness to counter the tart. Really nice on the pork, though.

scootersandi
7

scootersandi

Excellent! It turned out a little too "hot" for me, so I added a little apple sauce at the last minute, but it has fabulous flavor! Used it on Chef John's grilled pork chops - so moist & delicious! You've GOT to try this! Easy & well worth the time. (oh - I 1/2'd the salt in the brine of the chops, but could still taste it...)

norcalgirl417
5

norcalgirl417

i was a little worried when i was making this as it smelled really vinegary (and i love vinegar) but it came out great on the molasses brined pork chops! however, non-vinegar lovers beware - this might not be the sauce for you.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 52 cal
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 0.9 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs
  • 9.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 63 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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