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What are some good sauces for pulled pork?

I am doing two 8# butts for some friends coming over and wanted to offer two or three options for sauce folks can choose. Any suggestions or recipes are welcomed. 


  • Stubbs spicy is pretty good but it has a kick. I actually prefer my butt without sauce (I think the meat should speak for itself) but I usually offer Stubbs and Sweet Baby Rays for guests.
    LBGE 2013, SBGE 2014, Mini 2015
    Columbus IN
  • I use this one Pulled Pork Vinegar sauce 1 C white vinegar 1 C cider vinegar 1 Tbs. sugar (Hawaii style when you can) 1 Tbs. cayenne pepper (fresh ones split 2 of em instead soak 2 days or more is best) 1 Tbs. Tabasco sauce 1 tsp. kosher salt 1 tsp. cracked black pepper Makes 2 Cups Place in a bottle with small neck that will allow you to shake it out a little at a time. And this one Caroline Red Sauce I add a finishing sauce to add to pulled pork leftovers for moisture. You might try that. Carolina Red is a go-to for me. 1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup ketchup 1 tablespoon (packed) brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper Stir all ingredients in small bowl until sugar and salt dissolve.
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    Jack Daniels is the family favorite for sauce. I'm more of a let the smoke and meat stand on its own - no sauce.
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,545
    Carolina mop sauce or SC mustard sauce.

    For me and mine, BBQ sauce doesn't contain ketchup.
  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253
    edited January 2014
    Our favorite store bought is actually Bullseye Carolina style... If you can get your hands on a bottle of orginal Williamson Bros sauce, it's always a crowd pleaser.

    Dr. BBQ has a ribs app that has four or five recipes for some great sauces if you want to impress and do all homemade.

    Ball Ground, GA

    ATL Sports Homer


  • Gate;s, Sweet Baby Ray's or Blues Hog Tennessee Red are all good on pulled pork.
    Ova B.
    Fulton MO
  • Oh yeah forgot about the mustard sauce..have it in the fridge in a squeeze bottle.. Mustard Vinegar Sauce 1 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup Yellow mustard 1/4 cup onion finely minced 2 cloves garlic pureed 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce Combine ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. For a smoother sauce, blend on high for a few minutes. Add a touch of honey if used for a mopping sauce/glaze
  • LitLit Posts: 4,104
    I fill up a drip pan with water to catch the drippings so they don't burn then when I FTC the shoulders I seperate out most of the fat from the drippings then add some sweet BBQ sauce like blues hog or sweet baby rays for a little sweetness then add apple juice and apple cider vinegar and some franks or sriracha for a little spice. I leave it runny so the flavor isn't over powering but it still gives some flavor and keeps the pork from drying out after its pulled. I sauce it all with this but its so thin a sauce that people ask all the time if I have sauce until they try it.
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