Tangy Carolina Barbecue Sauce

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tangy carolina barbecue sauce recipePeople. I have a problem.

I want to dip all the things in all the things.

By which I mean, I want to dip every single food in every single type of condiment available.

If I have chicken strips, I must also have country gravy, ranch dressing, honey mustard, barbecue sauce, and buffalo sauce.

If I eat french fries, I want a plate with little squirts of ketchup, dollops of mayo, blobs of spicy mustard, and a good amount of fry sauce.

I have condiment commitment issues, you guys. I should probably go to therapy for this.

Anyway, barbecue sauce is a condiment which means that I love it and want to have it’s babies.

So, I made up a batch of my favorite sauce this week and thought I’d share the recipe.

I snagged it off the back of a bag of Lay’s barbecue chips a long time ago, doctored it up a bit, and it’s been a favorite ever since! I love the tangy flavor from all of the vinegar!

homemade barbecue sauce recipe

Tangy Carolina Barbecue Sauce


1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup yellow mustard
1 tablespoons onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
dash of Worcestershire sauce


Dump everything into a medium saucepan set to low heat. Whisk together to combine. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil.
Boil, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until the sauce has reduced by 1/3.
Remove from the heat and store in a one pint mason jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.