This is a North Carolina-style BBQ sauce that I have used for years. It's great on any meat. Lots of vinegar - that's the North Carolina way! Be careful though, this one's spicy.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1 1/2 cups cider vinegar
- 10 tablespoons ketchup
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
- 1 pinch red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- salt and black pepper to taste
In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the vinegar, ketchup, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, sugar, and water.
Simmer for 15 minutes, or until all the sugar dissolves. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove from heat, and let cool. Use to baste your favorite meat while grilling.