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Pull pork sauce

edited June 2012 in Pork
What do you like on pulled pork, vinager base or thick bbq sauce?

I personally like a thin and slighlty spicy vinager sauce so the taste of the meat comes threw.


  • ncbbqncbbq Posts: 257
    I like the eastern NC style sauce. Cider vinegar a little sweet and a little spice.
  • bdub60bdub60 Posts: 27

    When it comes to BBQ sauce I'm not particular.  I've found really thin vinegar sauces I like and thicker sauces I like also.  For pulled pork I prefer something more on the vinegar side with some kick to it.

    I made the ketchup based BBQ sauce on Elder Ward's recipe and loved it.  As it sat it thickened up but while I was cooking it it was on the thinner side and had a nice vinegar taste.  One of my favorite BBQ sauces.  Using fresh onion and garlic instead of powder/salt makes a big difference IMO.

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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,103
    My sons birthday I did 15 lbs of Butt, I then made vinegar based sauce off the net for the very first time. Vinegar is the way to go for the sandwhich with a pile of slaw, it was a hit with all.
    Seattle, WA
     I have to say the right combination of spices and a good smoke ring and you really don't need the sauce. The sauce just covers up what you just spent countless hours cooking to achieve. 
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,122
    I like Stubb's hot.
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  • Found this sauce online years ago, have no idea who to give credit to:

    South Central Carolina Gold VII
    2 cups cider vinegar
    1 cup yellow mustard
    1 cup brown sugar
    2 Tbs black pepper
    1 Tbs Worcester
    3 Tbs Tabasco
    1/2 Tbs salt

    I usually on make a 1/2 batch as it fits nicely into the bottle I keep it in.  We'll use it on just about anything.  Pork, chicken, rice, lettuce, .....

    Pile on the slaw, too.

  • I need to try a vinegar based, have never tried it!
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,847
    Love vinegar based sauces on pork.
    This one ruled at a party. Was from this site but i think its from Emeril.

    1 cup apple cider vinegar
    1 cup ketchup
    3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
    1 tablespoon yellow mustard
    1 tablespoon molasses
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper

    Mix until sugar is dissolved
    Fits in a quart container
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  • xraypat23xraypat23 Posts: 421
    here's my take on a vinegar sauce
    1cup apple cider vinegar
    1 cup coca cola
    1 cup bbq sauce
    1/2 cup turbinado sugar
    salt and pepper to taste
    crushed red pepper
    franks red hot
    zest of a lemon and it's juice
  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,008

    This is my favorite:

    1 Large onion diced fine

    3 tablespoons minced garlic

    1 16 oz can diced tomatoes

    1 tablespoon crushed red pepper

    3 tablespoons cayenne pepper ?

    1 cup apple cider vinegar

    3 cups BBQ sauce

    Heat BGE to 250. Combine onion garlic pepper with some oil and simmer ½ hour.

    Add cider vinegar and BBQ sauce.  Simmer additional ½ hour. Pour over pulled pork.


  • GK59GK59 Posts: 482
    I like dry rubs more these days. BBQ sauces on the side for now on.

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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,681
    Stubbs sweet heat.
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  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,380
    carolina red sauce and a non-mayo spicy coleslaw 
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  • here is the one i use: it's vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, and hot sauce really good

  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,380
    here is the one i use: it's vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, and hot sauce really good
    add ketchup and you have carolina red 
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