Basic Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

    4 hours 5 minutes

    A thin vinegar barbecue sauce that is great as a marinade, a dipping sauce or even over cooked pork. This sauce is simple: cider vinegar, salt cayenne, brown sugar and chilli flakes.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 1 cup cider vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
    • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

    Preparation:5min  ›  Extra time:4hours marinating  ›  Ready in:4hours5min 

    1. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, salt, cayenne pepper, chilli flakes and brown sugar. Mix well and allow to sit for about 4 to 8 hours before using.

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    Excellent! Tastes just like the real thing. Instead of mixing up and then letting it sit for 4 hours, I just stirred into pulled pork and cooked in the crockpot for a few hours. Every last bite was infused with this wonderful vinegar sauce!  -  02 Jul 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Being a vinegar fan, I was looking forward to trying this sauce. I found it very tasty, but much too salty. I'll try eliminating the salt or cutting it way down next time.  -  16 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    HOLY COW!!!! This is incredible. I was craving Parker's BBQ(famous North Carolina BBQ restaurant) and this is the closest I could have gotten. Thank you A SIDE NOTE: I have made this recipe quite a few times since my review. Two points to add, one is that another famous BBQ restaurant in NC is Gardners. This recipe is fairly close, but perhaps more vinegar and hot than Gardners version. The second point is now I use this recipe as a way to use up my left over pork roast. I chop the meat into cubes and simmer on the stove top until meat begins to break down and vinegar is just about gone. LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!  -  01 Mar 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)