Carolina Style Mustard BBQ Sauce

An incredibly thick and spicy mustard based BBQ sauce that works great on pulled pork, ribs or brisket. Enjoy this hot, thick and tangy sauce that is a great staple of the Carolina BBQ style. Simple to prepare and should store in the fridge for about 2 weeks. Adapted slightly to use peppers instead of Tabasco Hot Sauce allows you to control the salt and vinegar content.

10-10 People

10 Minutes

20 Minutes

For the Sauce

  • 1 cup Yellow mustard

    Mix and match any styles of mustard for a unique take

  • 115 grams Sugar
  • 30 grams Brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Chili powder
  • 2 Serrano peppers

    Very finely diced

  • 1 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • To taste Salt
  • 1/2 cup Apple cider vinegar

    Adjust in order to reach your desired thickness

  • 1 tsp Soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Butter


  1. Combine the mustard, sugars, serranos, chilli powder, cayenne, and black pepper in a small sauce pan and stir to combine.
  2. Add the vinegar in order to reach the desired consistency.
  3. Simmer on 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the sauce from the heat and add the butter and soy sauce. Stir until all of the ingredients are combined.
  5. Salt to taste.