I have made several different barbecue sauces over the past few weeks for several different events. Vinegar or ketchup based – they were wonderful and delicious, and surprisingly easy.
NORTH CAROLINA BARBECUE SAUCE
2 cups cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 tablespoon hot sauce
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients until the sugar and salt dissolve.
Recipe adapted from The Morning News, June 2007