North Carolina Vinegar Sauce

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 136


1 green bell pepper, medium
1 red bell pepper, medium
2 tomatoes, large, fresh, ripe
1 mango, large, or 2 small mangoes, peeled, seeded and diced (about 2 cups)
2/3 cup red onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 scotch bonnet chile, cut in half (for a milder sauce, seed the chile)
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed, dark brown
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons Dijon style mustard
2 tablespoons Tamarind Water (see recipe under Ground Meat, Burgers and Sausages"), frozen tamaring puree, thawed, or fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
1 1/2 teaspoons thyme, fresh or 3/4 teaspoon dried
1 1/2 teaspoons marjoram, fresh, or 3/4 teaspoon dried
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin, ground
1/2 cup water, or more as needed
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium-size nonreactive bowl and stir until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Taste for seasoning, adding salt and sugar as necessary.

2. Use the sauce immediately, or at least the same day it does not store well.

Makes about 2 1/2 cups

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 136
Calories from Fat: 0

This North Carolina Vinegar Sauce recipe is from the The Barbecue Bible Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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