BBQ Sauce Vinegar Recipe – 10 Minutes

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BBQ Sauce Vinegar South Carolina Sweet Southern

Jeff Baygents
This is a South Carolina and Southern vinegar-based recipe. It was made for including those that normally don't like vinegar BBQ sauces, as it's sweetened. It serves extremely well on anything requiring a vinegar-base BBQ sauce such as pulled pork, ribs, and chicken.
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Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 24 Tablespoons
Calories 15kcal


  • cups apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ¾ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • tsp cayenne red pepper can increase up to double this amount


  • Combine all ingredients into a small sauce pan and heat on high for 2-4 minutes while stirring. When it just starts to boil, remove from heat.
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  • Can use immediately or let cool a bit and then store in fridge. Can store for about 4-8 weeks usually. Mix well before using each time.
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Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg


About this Sweet BBQ Sauce Recipe with Vinegar

Once you find a BBQ Vinegar Sauce recipe from Carolina you like, it’s good to stick with it for awhile. But, it’s also good to make small batches of it to tweak it to your taste (or for the taste of others you serve, is even better). Some will have their own special recipe for pulled pork and another tweaked one for ribs, and so on.

Other Additives for this BBQ Sauce Recipe Vinegar Based

You can also add in some other ingredients if you want to shift its special flavor around. As mentioned earlier, you night have some different additives you might like for certain types of meats. Here are some ideas of those other additives below. Keep in mind to start out slow on new additions. It’s very easy to ruin a batch of BBQ Sauce with too much of a new flavor you want to incorporate.

Kentucky Whiskey

For example, you can add a smidgen of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey to it. Start out by using the whiskey amount that matches how much brown sugar you add. Then, up it as you go. Generally, you won’t want to exceed this amount by any more than 1/3 the amount of vinegar. Also, as you’re grilling, be extra mindful of the flammability of this ingredient when you’re brushing it on.

Yellow Mustard for BBQ Vinegar Sauce Recipe Carolina Based

If you ever tried and liked the golden BBQ Vinegar Sauce Recipe Carolina style, you might want to add in some yellow mustard. Just be sure you add that in after it’s cooled down a bit and just stir it in. The amount of this to start out with is going to be in the similar range as brown sugar used and up to double that amount. If that turns out well for you but you want more, it can then be increased further to your taste.

About BBQ Sauce Recipes

Below are some good recipes and content for a good solid foundation for how to make your own BBQ Sauce. It has info from us as well as other sites, which are all excellent. Also, here are some sources on BBQ Sauce Nutrition.

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