Piquant and spicy, this vinegar-based sauce popular in Eastern North Carolina is not for lightweights! It's great for all meats, but best on pork.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 2 quarts cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup salt
- 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
- 3 tablespoons red pepper flakes
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
In a large bowl, mix together cider vinegar, salt, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, light brown sugar, and hot pepper sauce. Stir until salt and brown sugar have dissolved. Cover, and let stand at least 3 hours before using as a basting sauce or serving on meat.