Carolina BBQ Sauce

It’s all in the sauce. Try out our 3-ingredient recipe for a delicious Carolina BBQ sauce.

Carolina BBQ Sauce

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Course: Dips / Sauces
Protein: Beef, Pork, Poultry
Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Prep Time: 3 minutes


  • 2 c white vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp crushed hot peppers (the jarred variety often used for sandwiches)
  • 1 c honey


  • Combine all ingredients together in a sauce pot. Bring to a simmer for 3 minutes. Ready to use or let cool to store.
  • Once cooled store in an airtight container up to 2 weeks


Chef's Tip:
If you can't find jarred crushed hot peppers—what are referred to as "hots" in New England sub/hoagie shop parlance—red pepper flakes can be substituted.
crushed hot peppers
You can increase or decrease the hot peppers to fit your spice preference.
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