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Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce

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Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce is the perfect combination of sweet and tangy with a punch of black pepper. A mustard base bbq sauce that is great on just about everything from pulled pork to grilled chicken, hot dogs and brats, and I've even dip raw veggies in it. It's incredibly easy and ridiculously good.
Course Homemade Ingredients & Condiments
Cuisine American
Keyword barbecue, bbq, grilling, mustard, sauce, smoking
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 24 (2 tablespoon) servings
Calories 49
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 cup yellow mustard
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter


  • In a medium size sauce pan measure and add; mustard, sugar, chili powder, salt, pepper, cayenne, garlic and onion powder.
  • Pour in vinegar, water and drop in the butter, stirring to combine.
  • Switch over to a whisk and stir ocassionally while the sauce heats for 20 minutes.
  • Allow the sauce to cool completely before storing in a glass jar or squeeze bottles.


Sauce will keep for 1 month in an air-tight container in your fridge.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 168IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg