weather icon Partly Cloudy

Recipe found for vinegar-based barbecue sauce

Taste of the Town readers have come to the rescue of Leslie Hall, who is looking for a North Carolina-style vinegar-based barbecue sauce, despairing of the sweet ketchupy sauces she’s been finding.

Joyce Hambacher, a former resident of North Carolina, emailed, “Would you believe the closest I’ve come is in those BBQ packets at McDonald’s?” She also suggested Famous Dave’s, which has multiple locations in the Las Vegas Valley, as did Randy Leonard. A telephone call confirmed that Famous Dave’s sells the sauce in bottles.

And Steve Miller emailed that the best selection he’s found is at Glazier’s Food Marketplace, 8525 W. Warm Springs Road.

Shirley Stanfield sent in a recipe that she found in a recent edition of Taste of Home magazine.


2/3 cup white vinegar

2/3 cup cider vinegar

½ cup ketchup

3 tablespoons (packed) brown sugar

1/3 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/8 teaspoon pepper

In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 15 to 20 minutes, or until flavors are blended.

Marsha Ketaner sent in a tried-and-true recipe, which she said her family has been making for 40 years.

“It makes a lot,” she said.


1 gallon water

1 gallon vinegar

1 cup salt

4 ounces Worcestershire sauce

4 cups oil

Mix all ingredients.


For Charleen Lego, who’s looking for smoked paprika, Rose Rinehart recommended www.Penzeys.com (800-741-7787). …

And for Paul Friday, who’s looking for regular and sweet Lebanon bologna, Robert Todaro recommended Dietz & Watson, which he found at Albertsons at 2910 Bicentennial Parkway in Henderson. …


Pat Buschmann is looking for Jimmy Dean sausage crumbles, formerly found at Vons, preferably in the Henderson area. …

Janet Miner is looking for local sources for huckleberry jam, jelly or syrup. …

Doris Lamothe is looking for Howard’s Piccalilli. …

Gerri Frederick is looking for a local spot that serves “really large” ice cream sundaes such as those that were served at the now-closed Leatherby’s. …

And Phil Pfeifer and his wife are looking for a restaurant that serves spaghetti with a sauce made with just olive oil, clams and garlic — not a wine sauce with those ingredients.


Submit your information to Heidi Knapp Rinella, P.O. Box 70, Las Vegas, NV 89125-0070. You also can send faxes to 702-383-4676 or email her at hrinella@reviewjournal.com. Please include your first and last names and, if emailing, put “Taste of the Town” in the subject line. Follow @HKRinella on Twitter.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.