Southern Vinegar Sauce

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  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups (8 servings)
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This is a traditional vinegar-based Carolina-style barbecue sauce. Notice that there is no tomato base in this recipe, just lots of flavor. As with any traditional vinegar sauce, this is thin, with a watery consistency. While this sauce is intended for pork, you can use it on beef, chicken, and even lamb. It's entirely up to you.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup/240 mL butter
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 5 teaspoons/50 mL Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL honey
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL salt
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL black pepper

How to Make It

1. Melt butter in a saucepan. Add lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, honey, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until honey has melted though and sauce is well combined

2. Remove sauce from heat and carefully in vinegar little bits at a time. Let sauce cool for 5-10 minutes before using.

3. If making ahead of time, let sauce cool for 20 minutes and then place into an air tight container.

 Store in refrigerator for 4-5 days.  Warm on stove top or microwave before using.