In North Carolina, barbeque sauce is made with a vinegar base and ground red pepper. Pork is the meat of choice.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 2 cups distilled white vinegar
- 2/3 cup ketchup
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
In a sauce pan, combine vinegar, ketchup, water and sugar. Season with salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until sugar is dissolved.