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Carolina BBQ Sauce

Carolina BBQ Sauce

Carolina BBQ sauce is a delicious, flavorful, and tangy sauce for every occasion. Less sweet than Texas sauce but with a little heat. It goes great on everything from chicken to pork to vegetables.
Course Sauce
Cuisine American, BBQ
Keyword bbq, sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 430kcal


  • 1 cup yellow mustard
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper more if you like


  • Whisk together the mustard, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, and cayenne pepper in a small saucepan until combined.
  • Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and cool. Transfer to air tight container.
  • Use immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


The best flavors develop after you store for 24 hours.


Serving: 1tbs | Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 95g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 2192mg | Potassium: 466mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 86g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 3mg | Net Carbohydrates: 89g | Sugar Alcohols: 95