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Classic Barbecue Dipping Sauce

Filipinos have a passion for foods that are sour, and this is evident with our barbecue dipping sauce. You can dunk the barbecue pieces in this, or drizzle it over the meat as you’re eating it. The key to this sauce is striking a balance between the tartness of the vinegar and the accent of salt. In my family, this dipping sauce is served “family-style,” where one or two large bowls are placed in the middle of the table, for people to spoon and drizzle the vinegar onto their barbecue. You can also apportion it in small individual sauce bowls.


Classic Barbecue Dipping Sauce

Recipe Notes

  • Yield: Makes 2 cups


  • 2 cups distilled white vinegar
  • 5 cloves of garlic, gently crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or more to taste

Recipe Steps

Step 1: Combine the vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper together in a bowl and stir.

Recipe Tips

If you have limited ingredients, just mix the following:
1 cup distilled white vinegar
1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or more to taste