Uncle Earl's NC BBQ Sauce

Uncle Earl's NC BBQ Sauce


"Hot and spicy sauce, great on pulled pork or grilled chicken. If you have a pressure canner, make a big batch to can, and store for up to one year."

Ingredients 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 24 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 24 kcal
  • 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0.8 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.3g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 126 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large saucepan or soup pot, stir together the ketchup, cider vinegar, sugar, butter, red pepper flakes and hot sauce. Cook over medium heat until the butter is melted and the sauce is heated through. Use right away, or store in the refrigerator for up to a month.
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  1. 8 Ratings

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This recipe ended up in my RB on a lark. I suggested it when we were praying Hurricane Earl would not touch our friends on the East Coast. I decided to give it a whirl for my Labor Day ribs. OMG!! The family inhaled them!!! The sauce as written was just way too much, so I did as one reviewer suggested and just dumped all the ingreds in a bowl on a smaller scale. This sauce is Sweet N Tangy!! After you start eating the ribs with this sauce, it gets gradually hotter. It ROCKS!! My new favorite sauce:) Can not Thank You enough CarolinaDarlin:):) I wish I could Breathe this sauce instead of air. LOL


I made this recipe to put on a smoked Boston Butt. I think it tastes great, maybe a little less sugar next time. Great thickness and not too much tomato flavor. Thanks for sharing!


Good base recipe but tweak a little and IMHO better. I use half cup of dark brown sugar instead of any white sugar. 1 tsp worchestire sauce and then follow the rest of directions.