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Tangy Carolina Barbecue Sauce

This North Carolina BBQ Sauce recipe is tangy and full of flavor! We love slathering it on pulled pork or grilled chicken. You won't be able to get enough of this barbecue sauce recipe.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword grilling recipes, summer recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 51kcal


  • 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.


Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 81mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.2mg