Carolina BBQ Sauce
This thin, vinegar based sauce is a little different than the thicker, sweet kind that most are used to. It pairs wonderfully with pulled pork. Try it sparingly at first, but I won't be surprised if you end up using a lot more!
Servings: 1 cup
- ¾ cup distilled white vinegar
- ¼-1/3 cup organic apple juice (no additives)
- 1-½ tsp tomato paste
- ½ tsp red pepper flakes
- ½ tsp ground pepper
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- ¼ tsp cayenne Optional - only if you like things real spicy!
Place all ingredients in a small pot and bring to a simmer until the salt and sugar are dissolved.
Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature or place in the fridge until ready to serve. Best if you can let sit at least an hour.
This makes around 1 cup of sauce. Adjust as needed! The sauce is meant to be used sparingly so try a teaspoon or two on your pulled pork before you go all in.