I found this recipe thought I'd share it. Having lived in NC my entire life I gravitate towards the Lexington style sauce and have made a few but liked this version.
I did add one more tablespoon of brown sugar and another 1/8 of cup more of apple juice and an 1/8 of a cup of water. Also I would advise to use a mild type hot sauce like Reds or Texas Pete Tabasco or a Habanero type will make it way to spicy unless that's what you're going for.
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 (pepper flakes)
1 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
Edited by smokenado - 9/5/13 at 8:43pm