North Carolina Vinegar Sauce


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    2½ Cups

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By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

North Carolina occupies a unique position in the realm of American barbecue. Unlike the rest of the country, which enjoys tomato-based sauces, the preferred condiment here is a piquant mixture of vinegar and hot pepper flakes, with just a little sugar to take off the sharp edge. The meat it is served with is always pork, and the pork is shredded or finely chopped, not sliced. When you put the pork and vinegar sauce together, you have some of the most delectable barbecue ever to grace a bun.