North Carolina Barbecue Sauce

Preparation info
  • Yields about

    2 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bill Neal's Southern Cooking

By Bill Neal

Published 1985

  • About

Three meats are called, generically, barbecue in the South. In Virginia and Kentucky, lamb and mutton may fit the category. In the states close to Texas, beef is barbecued. But for most of the South, barbecue means pork, and it is a centuries-old tradition. Barbecue is from the native American tradition, originally a slow-cooking process of any meats or fish over coals. It was known up and down the East coast and recorded by the earliest Spanish explorers of the Caribbean. In seventeenth-ce