Carolina BBQ Sauce

Mary Ann Hanson


Since I do not live in the Carolinas, I do not know if this is genuine or not. I am sure someone will be kind enough to tell me as I know BBQ sauce is pretty sacred! It is just the name of the recipe I got from my sister in law. I have tweeked it a bit from hers to suit my own tastes. It is tangy and spicy from the mustard, vinegar, and chipotle seasoning and just a bit sweet. Delicious with pork, beef, or chicken. Can use as a marinade too.

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about 1 qt.


10 Min


15 Min


Stove Top


2 c
1/2 c
spicy brown mustard
1/2 c
cider vinegar
2/3 c
firmly packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp
dried, minced onion
1 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp
dried chipotle pepper (i got this at target) or hot pepper flakes
3 Tbsp
butter or margarine
hot sauce of your choice or more chipotle if desired for more heat

Directions Step-By-Step

Add all ingredients except butter in a heavy saucepan. Stir to combine.
Cook on very low heat for about 15 minutes stirring occassionally.
Add butter cut into a few pieces and stir until melted and combined. Let cool to room temperature before serving so flavors can develop.
Add hot sauce or more chipotle if you would like more heat. Do not omit the step with the butter. It gives the sauce a sheen and richness.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Marinades, Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Southern