North Carolina BBQ Sauce
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North Carolina BBQ Sauce

An easy recipe for North Carolina BBQ sauce, made from vinegar and hot sauce. Perfect for ribs or for pulled pork!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword barbecue, bbq
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Calories 5kcal
Author Vered DeLeeuw


  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika


  • Place the ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Shake well to combine.
  • Use immediately.
  • You can also refrigerate the sauce overnight to allow flavors to meld. Shake again before using it.


If using for oven-baked ribs, use half the recipe. The rest will keep in the fridge for several weeks.
If using for pulled pork, start by slow cooking the pork (2-3 lb.) in your slow cooker with just salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons water. When done, shred the meat with two forks, add the entire jar of barbecue sauce, mix it in, cover, and slow cook on high for 30 more minutes.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 5kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Sodium: 338mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.2g