Lexington Dip, The Classic Hill Country North Carolina Barbecue Sauce Ingredients 1 cup distilled vinegar (do not use cider vinegar) 1/4 cup ketchup 1/4 cup apple juice 1 teaspoon hot sauce 3 tablespoons light brown sugar 1/2 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
I have tried a lot of recipes of Eastern North Carolina BBQ Sauce. This is the closest to what you will find in any of the BBQ Restaurants here in North Carolina. It is on the hot side, so you may wish to adjust the cayenne pepper and Tabasco(TM) sauce for milder flavor.
George "Tuffy" Stone of A Sharper Palate catering in Richmond, Virgina, developed this recipe for ribs using his 3-2-1 method: cooking for three hours unwrapped, two hours wrapped in foil, and another one unwrapped. This recipe first appeared in our June/July 2011 BBQ issue along with Dana Bowen's story The Winner's Circle.
Massage our 5-ingredient brown sugar rib rub recipe (say that three times fast) into the meat for luscious flavor -- you probably have all of the spices in your cupboard already. And you can use this smoky dry rub for pork ribs of all kinds: baby back ribs, country-style ribs, spare ribs, rib tips.