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Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce

Spicy, tangy Mustard BBQ sauce, excellent on ribs or chicken!
Course: Main
Author: Kristi


  • 1 1/2 cups prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup dark beer I used Negra Modelo
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon Liquid Smoke Hickory flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce I used Franks Red Hot


  • In a medium-sized saucepan, stir together the mustard, brown sugar, vinegar, and dark beer. Season with chili powder, black pepper, white pepper, and cayenne pepper. Bring sauce to a simmer over medium-low heat, and cook for 20 minutes. DO NOT BOIL, or you will scorch the sugar and peppers.
  • Mix in the Worcestershire sauce, butter, Liquid Smoke and hot sauce. Simmer on low for another 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and use to baste fish, beef or chicken. If not using right away, pour into an airtight jar, and refrigerate overnight. The vinegar taste may be a little strong until the sauce completely cools; it will mellow after refrigerated.