This Carolina BBQ Sauce is mustard based, tangy and sweet. You’ll want to put it on all the things during your next BBQ.
BBQ Sauce is a touchy subject. Not so much here in the Pacific Northwest since we don’t really lay claim to it. But around the United States, especially in the south, BBQ sauce can be a religion for some.
Up until recently, I had tried all but the Mustard BBQ sauce version. I’ve even tried my hand at making a spicy variation when I made Meatloaf with Sriracha BBQ Sauce.
Sometimes called Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce or Carolina “gold” BBQ Sauce, this sauce is sweet n’ tangy. And now that I have made this BBQ sauce, man, I am kind of obsessed. And while I could eat it by the spoonful, it goes amazingly well with all kinds of meats. Especially slow cooker pulled pork.
You won’t believe how easy this Carolina BBQ Sauce is to make. You likely have all of the ingredients on hand already. When it comes to the mustard, don’t get too fancy. Yellow prepared mustard is what you want. It has the color and flavor that you need.
As far as the hot sauce goes, it’s optional, but the little kick is always nice.
The rest of the ingredients are kitchen staples: apple cider vinegar, honey, ketchup, brown sugar, garlic, salt and pepper.
2 words: Whisk it.
That’s it. You just need to whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl. You don’t even need to let the BBQ sauce chill in the refrigerator before using. It’s amazing right off the bat. Of course, it does get better the next day.
If that’s possible.