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."


20 m servings 24 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 128 servings



  • 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

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  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.
  • profile image

Your rating



  1. 8 Ratings


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...

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.

I made some pulled pork that was a little plain and I was looking for a quick fix so I tried this. The quantity is WAY more than I needed so I just squirted a little ketchup in a bowl and eyeba...

A good sauce, but not technically North Carolina Sauce. Western NC sauces are more thin, like a dipping sauce, and rarely have this much sugar and Eastern NC sauce has NO tomato products (the or...

Made this sauce but did change the 1 cup of white sugar for 3/4 cup brown sugar. I like the taste of brown sugar over white. I did ribs in the oven using this sauce, turned out very good.

this is the best of NC bbq sauces not too hot but not bland either