Mustard BBQ sauce is lip smacking and tangy and it’ll add a delicious twist to your summer grilling menu. Even better, you can make this recipe for Carolina gold sauce in just 10 minutes!
Are you crazy about condiments? I definitely am, especially when it comes to grilled foods. It could be a bbq dry rub or a new twist on a favorite barbecue sauce, but when I can create something simple to take the flavor up a notch, I’m SO there!
Barbecue recipes vary by region, especially across the U.S. Each region has their own idea of what makes the “perfect barbecue”. For Texans, it’s all about the meat itself. Using the perfect spice rubs and smoking it to perfection.
Mustard BBQ Sauce
The Carolinas are known for their barbecue sauce as well. North Carolina and South Carolina each have a unique sauce that they consider to be the very best. North Carolina bbq sauce has a lot of vinegar, while South Carolina sauce has a base of vinegar and mustard.
The golden yellow color is why mustard bbq sauce is known as Carolina gold sauce.
If you’ve never tried Carolina gold BBQ sauce before, it’s something you should definitely try! It’s not overly sweet like some red bbq sauces. The flavor is tangy from the vinegar, but rather than sweet, mustard bbq sauce has a bold, edgy flavor.
How to use Carolina gold sauce
I think the best way to use a mustard-based sauce like Carolina gold sauce is for dipping meat into rather than for basting the meat.
I find that the mustard in the sauce takes on a bitter flavor as it cooks on the grill. It’s completely up to you, though.
What meat tastes the best with Carolina mustard bbq sauce?
Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce
- 3/4 cup yellow mustard
- 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp hot sauce (I use Tabasco)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- In small saucepan whisk together all the ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes. Let cool before using.
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