Jbird's Authentic Sweet Vinegar BBQ Sauce

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Recipe by  JBIRDHEAD

“This is pure eastern North Carolina BBQ Sauce at its best. Primarily used for saucing up that perfect pig at the family and friends pig pickin', this recipe can be used for other bbq favorites. With a twist of honey, this sauce is awesome on bbq chicken and pork chops as well. Enjoy!!”

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Original recipe yields 1 quart



  1. In a saucepan, stir together the vinegar, red pepper flakes, pepper and salt. Bring to a boil. Stir in the ketchup and honey; reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes.

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Here's the deal -- there's WAAAY to much salt, red pepper, and black pepper in the recipe. Almost like it was a misprint?? Anyway, I used 1/2 the amount of red pepper and 1/4 amount of salt & black pepper. Great sauce, very sweet/salty/vinegery, I live in NC and this is just like the vinegary based sauces I like.



Wonderful! I made this to go along with some pork spare ribs we had in the freezer and it was WONDERFUL!! I added brown sugar and cut back the salt & pepper.



I reduced the servings in half and then used Catalina salad dressing in place of the ketchup. Sweetened up and took some bite out of the pepper that way. It was really good on chicken.

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Amount Per Serving (32 total)

  • Calories
  • 46 cal
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs
  • 11 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 1788 mg
  • 72%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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