, Newburyport, MA


August 14, 2013

Mastering true North Carolina-style barbecue


1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon ground white pepper

1/2 to 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 cup ketchup

Mix all ingredients together and let sit at least 10 minutes or up to several weeks in the refrigerator. Note that the longer the sauce sits, the hotter it gets since the heat from the red pepper flakes is brought out by the vinegar. Start with 1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes, then add more to taste.

Nutrition information per 2 tablespoons: 25 calories, 0 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 7 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 4 g sugar, 0 g protein, 300 mg sodium.


Start to finish: 2 hours (5 minutes active)

Servings: 10

11/2 cups North Carolina barbecue sauce

1/2 medium head green cabbage, chopped

In a large bowl, mix together the sauce and cabbage. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Nutrition information per serving: 45 calories, 0 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 1 g protein, 360 mg sodium.

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