By Christie Vanover | Published May 26, 2021 | Last Updated June 13, 2022
Add a little low country to your next barbecue cookout with this sweet and tangy Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce. It’s great on all things pork.
While I love a good sweet and sticky ketchup-based Kansas City style barbecue sauce, some dishes, especially pulled pork call for Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce.
This sauce originated in South Carolina, but as with all things related to BBQ, it has spread from coast to coast and has become more and more popular.
The recipe is simple, because it doesn’t require any cooking. You simply combine the ingredients in a bowl and stir. Or if you can spoon everything into a jar or bottle and shake it to combine the flavors.
It calls for a teaspoon of hot sauce. It only adds a touch of heat and is overall very mild, but if you don’t like heat at all, go ahead and leave that out. On the other hand, if you love a little fire, you can add a few more dashes of your favorite hot sauce to kick it up.
Serve it up right away, or keep it chilled in the fridge for up to 1 month. The taste gets better after 24 hours, because the flavors really meld together.
What dishes go with Carolina BBQ Sauce
Pulled pork with Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce is a natural match made in heaven, but this sauce also goes great with pulled lamb and even grilled or fried chicken. I especially love it drizzled over a fresh crispy chicken salad or as a dip for sweet potato fries.
Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce
- 1/2 cup yellow mustard
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp ketchup
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp hot sauce optional
- 2 tbsp butter melted
- Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine.
- Serve with pulled pork or sweet potato fries.