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The Dizzy Cook Pulled Pork Sandwich
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5 from 10 votes

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American, BBQ
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Alicia


  • ¾ cup distilled white vinegar
  • ¼-1/3 cup organic apple juice (no additives)
  • 1-½ teaspoon tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon 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.