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South Carolina BBQ Sauces

Posted on April 16 2023, By: Nancy Greene


Carolina Red Barbecue Sauce  (LIGHT TOMATO)-MIDLANDS
1 ½ cups apple cider vinegar 
½ cup ketchup 
1 tablespoon (packed) brown sugar 
1 teaspoon salt 
½ teaspoon dried crushed red pepper 
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Stir until sugar and salt dissolve. To diminish tartness, add additional ketchup and brown sugar to taste. This sauce can be prepared as many as 2 – 3 days in advance. Cover and refrigerate. Makes about 2 cups.

Tomato Barbecue Sauce (HEAVY TOMATO)-MOUNTAINS
2 tablespoons brown sugar 
1 tablespoon dry mustard 
1 tablespoon celery salt 
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon pepper 
1 tablespoon paprika 
2 tablespoons cornstarch 
½ teaspoon allspice 
4 cups tomato juice 
½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 
1 cup white vinegar 
1 tablespoon grated onion 
Combine all ingredients in a small pot and stir until well mixed. Cook over low heat for 2 hours.

Mustard Barbecue Sauce (MIDLANDS)
South Carolina mustard barbecue sauce can be traced to German settlers from the 18th century.
4 cups yellow mustard (two 20-ounce bottles of French's mustard should do the trick) 
8 ounces of beer (less for thicker sauce, more for thinner sauce) 
½ cup apple cider vinegar 
8 tablespoons brown sugar 
½ cup tomato puree 
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon fresh cracked black pepper 
2 teaspoons salt 
1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder 
Heat all ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat and mix well. Cook until sauce just begins to thicken. Serve cool or warm. The sauce will last in the refrigerator for a long time. Makes about 6 cups.

Vinegar & Pepper Barbecue Sauce (COASTAL)
3 cups apple cider vinegar 
1/4 cup red pepper flakes 
1/4 cup ground black pepper 
½ teaspoon salt 
½ cup ketchup 
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 
In a saucepan, stir together the vinegar, red pepper flakes, pepper and salt. Bring to a boil. Stir in the ketchup and brown sugar. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes.


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