This sweet and spicy Carolina style mustard barbecue sauce is the bomb sauce or sauces! It a perfect blend of naughty and nice for any BBQ’d meat.
Believe it or not, this tangy-sweet barbecue sauce has a mustard base despite its deep reddish color. This sauce get’s its hue from molasses and caramelized sugars. The mustard base is what qualifies it as Carolina style. Traditionally, molasses is not an ingredient but I felt it added a layer of richness to combat the twang of the vinegar. You can serve this sauce over anything from pulled pork to baked chicken.
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This sweet and spicy Carolina style mustard barbecue sauce is the bomb sauce or sauces! It a perfect blend of naughty and nice for any BBQ'd meat.
- 1 1/12 c yellow mustard
- 2/3 c white vinegar
- 1 c brown sugar
- 1/2 c white sugar
- 1/4 c molasses
- 1/4 c onion grated
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp crack black pepper
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp mustard powder
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
In a large saucepan warm olive oil over low heat. Add onion and saute for 15 min. Stir consistently, adding 1 tsp of salt halfway through. Be sure not to crisp onion. It should be cooked down into a soft mash.
Add both sugars and molasses. Stir well and allow to melt down then add vinegar and remaining salt. Stir well.
Follow by adding mustard, worcestershire sauce, and all of the spices. Whisk to blend spices and allow to simmer for another hour.
Remove from heat and serve as desired.