I live in North Carolina where pulled pork barbecue is King and anything besides vinegar barbecue would be just wrong. Here is my simple recipe for a sauce you can whip together in minutes:

Vinegar BBQ Ingredients List

  • 1 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ Cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1 ¼ Teaspoons of Salt
  • 1 ¼ Teaspoons of Cayenne
  • 1 ¼ Teaspoons of Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of  Worcestershire Sauce
How to make vinegar barbecue sauce


Combine all ingredients in a container. In the video I use a mason jar with a cover. Once I have added them together, I shake it well so dry ingredients are dissolved. Let stand for a few hours to allow red pepper flakes to absorb their heat into the liquid.

For a regular size boston butt, this is usually enough. I will mix in half of the sauce with the pulled barbecue in a container and leave the other half so people can add more if they prefer.