Tangy BBQ sauce

I started looking for a vinegar based BBQ sauce recipe because I so much love the tang of the Dixie sauce at Martin’s BBQ. This is a fairly thin sauce, as you can see, so it’s more suited for mixing in with the meat than as a topping on a sandwich (although, honestly, I did both — because it’s good). My “Gooble-ing” as Kiddo says, brought me to this recipe.  I halved it and made a couple tweaks and it turned out pretty great!

Tangy BBQ sauce


  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. hot sauce (I used Louisiana)
  • 1 Tbsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt


  1. Bring all ingredients to a simmer in a saucepan and heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is completely dissolved. Cool and enjoy! It’s much tastier if it’s had the chance to chill in the fridge for a day or so



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