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Looking for GREAT Eastern NC Sauce

HarleyDougHarleyDoug Posts: 69
edited 5:21PM in EggHead Forum
Hey Guys, been watching Diners, Drive-ins & Dives all BBQ and got a hankering for some eastern NC (Where I'm From) BBQ vinegar based sauce - hit me with your best

Thanks much,


  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,248
    Here is one. Send me your real email if you want some variations.

    Sauce, BBQ, Eastern North Carolina

    Here's my recipe for a Vinegar based sauce for Pulled Pork when I'm not using Scott's BBQ Sauce.

    1 cup cider vinegar
    2 Tbs Sea Salt
    1 Tbs Turbinado Sugar
    1/2 tsp Ground Chipotle - McCormicks
    4 Dried Cayenne peppers, split & stemmed

    1 Mix all ingredients together. Let stand as long as possible, at least ½ a day, but the longer the better. It's best used in plastic "Ketchup Style" squirt bottle you can pickup at the grocery store for about a buck.

    Recipe Type
    BBQ Sauce/Sauce

    Recipe Source
    Source: BGE Forum, GrillMeister, 2005/04/14
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,001
    Doug, I try never to reply to threads about fieri (if you can't say anything nice....), but as long as it's about eastern nc Q, I can't resist. :) Here's what I use. Looks just like the stuff they serve at Wilber's in Goldsboro (my favorite Q - besides mine :)). Honestly, it's been so long since I been to Wilber's I can't say it tastes the same cuz I just can't remember. good though!

    Looks like this...


    Vinegar Sauce - traditional Eastern NC Style

    1 ½ cups white vinegar
    1 ½ cups apple cider vinegar
    1 ½ tbls sugar
    1 ½ tbls red pepper flakes
    1 ½ tbls bottled hot pepper sauce
    1 ½ tbls cayenne pepper (can use less… or none)
    Salt and pepper to taste


    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!


    Central Connecticut 

  • HarleyDougHarleyDoug Posts: 69
    Thanks Richard I do appreciate it - Haven't heard of Scotts Sauce I'm in Al. and will have to look for it
  • HarleyDougHarleyDoug Posts: 69
    Hey Michael, thanks much - I grew up in Swansboro,NC not too far from WIlbers - planning being back in NC in a week or two so need to run up there and get a bottle or two.

    Thanks again,
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,001
    Cool! Do me a favor, please. Mix up some of mine and let me know how it compares. I really can't remember!! You can buy Wilber's online, but I never have. I just pour mine into the Wilbur's bottle I've had for years! :laugh: The label's getting a bit ratty looking. :)

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!


    Central Connecticut 

  • HarleyDougHarleyDoug Posts: 69
    I'll be happy to IF I can remember that long LOL

    Thanks again
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,001
    u have crs too? haha

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!


    Central Connecticut 

  • HarleyDougHarleyDoug Posts: 69
    don't remember what crs stands for but I can't remember s&#@ LOL
  • BobinFlaBobinFla Posts: 363


    My favorite.

    Made in Goldsboro.

  • BillPinNCBillPinNC Posts: 68
    We use John Boy and Billy Cookin BBQ sauce - good stuff, tastes like the sauce you get at Parkers in Wilson.


  • horsefleshhorseflesh Posts: 206
    The one time I made a vinegar sauce, I started with a recipe much like the above. I added a little squirt of both Dijon mustard and ketchup, plus a little Worcestershire sauce as I had seen those ingredients used in similar recipes.

    It turned out great, my guests all loved it and kept going back to it instead of the sweeter sauces that we're raised with here on the west coast.

    It was my first time even trying a vinegar BBQ sauce and I was very happy with the results!
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