Carolina Mustard Barbecue Sauce

November 26, 2012

Today we’re getting back to the barbecue basics with this homemade South Carolina inspired mustard sauce from VIP Blogger John Dawson of

mustard recipe

In the U.S. there are a handful of regional barbecue influences, and one of them is the Carolinas. The central portion of South Carolina is known for their mustard-based sauces. This is my interpretation of a South Carolina mustard sauce.

As the name implies, this is a bold sauce, but it’s not an in-your-face blast of mustard and heat. Instead, I’d like to think that it’s refined, mellow, but yet it lets its roots shine. Think of it as a down home sauce in its best Sunday overalls. It really is magic on pork.

I served this to a bunch of guys at a church retreat to good reviews. My girls also like it, which is a testament to it not being too bold.



1/4 cup Spicy brown mustard

1/4 cup Prepared yellow mustard

1/3 cup Apple cider vinegar

1/3 cup Apple sauce, unsweetened

1/4 cup Honey

3 Tbsp Molasses, unsulphered

1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp Black pepper, ground fresh

1/2 tsp Garlic salt

1/2 tsp Granulated onion (not “powder”)

1/4 tsp Ground chipotle

1/2 tsp Ground paprika

1/8 tsp Ground cinnamon



Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Blend with a immersion/stick blender.


Cover and refrigerate for up to a month.


Makes about 2 cups




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