North Carolina-Style Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
about 1 quart
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 ounces applewood-smoked bacon (in one piece), cut into large chunks
  • 3/4 cup beef stock or broth
  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • Kosher salt
Directions

Combine the bacon, beef stock, cider vinegar, white vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup, red pepper flakes, chile powder and 1 tablespoon salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium low and simmer until the bacon renders its fat, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat; set aside to let the flavors develop, 20 minutes. Remove the bacon. Reheat the sauce before serving.

Photograph by Andrew Purcell


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