Pulled Pork Finishing Sauce

Pulled Pork Finishing Sauce
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  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: Makes about 1 1/4 cup
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This traditional finishing sauce is a wonderful accompaniment to Carolina-style pulled pork. It is served on the side so you can use as much or as little as you'd like.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup (240 mL) cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) salt
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL)
  • red pepper flakes

How to Make It

1. Place cider vinegar and brown sugar into a small saucepan. Bring sauce to a light simmer (do not boil), until sugar melts, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for an additional 2 minutes.  

2. Remove sauce from heat and let cool completely. Store sauce in an airtight container, jar or bottle, in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks after preparation. It is best, however, to use sauce 24 hours after preparation to allow all the flavors to meld together.

Serve as a side sauce.