Mustard Based BBQ Sauce Recipe -
Mustard Based BBQ Sauce Recipe
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Mustard Based BBQ Sauce

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"This is a great version of the traditional mustard based bbq sauce. Most sauces are ketchup based, but in the South we prefer the mustard variation. You oughta try it at least once."

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Original recipe makes 1 1/2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    2 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    7 mins


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together the mustard, honey, brown sugar and vinegar. Season with black pepper. Bring to a boil, and let simmer for 5 minutes. Pour over cooked pulled pork or beef. If you want more flavor, let the meat simmer in the sauce for about 30 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 04, 2006

This is a great base sauce or paint for pork, especially ribs or pulled pork sandwiches. My personal taste leans towards something with more bite, so I add a hint of Worchestershire saucea, garlic powder, cayenne and chipotle pepper. The smoky flavor of the chipotle really accents the mustard/vinegar base!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 22, 2006

The idea of a mustard BBQ sauce really only hits home in South Carolina and Northern GA. It is very popular down there and is what I grew up on. This recipe is a little different, we use apple cider vinegar and less honey

Oct 09, 2003


Oct 27, 2010

awesome recipe! we decreased the honey and brown sugar a bit, increased the vinegar, added garlic, ginger, paprika and a splash or two of vodka and poured a double batch over a large shredded pork butt and served it over rice. it was better than the best mustard bbq we had in the 12 years we lived in SC! SO excited to have this recipe! We have missed it since we moved!

Sep 22, 2004

Really great recipe...allthough where I come from we call it Honey Mustard Sauce and not BBQ sauce.

Sep 18, 2006

In the cooking process I added 1/3 cup finely chopped yellow onions.. It seemed to round out the flavor.

Jul 21, 2012

This sauce is fantastic for my sister-in-law since she is allergic to tomatoes, she really misses having BBQ sauce but having found this, she can again enjoy is basted on ribs or chicken it's delicious

Aug 02, 2010

GREAT traditional Carolina mustard BBQ sauce. Very simple, but good and tangy.


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  • Calories
  • 53 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.4 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.8 g
  • 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 238 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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