Big Daddy's Carolina Style Barbecue Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

Found this on line. This is South Carolina style barbecue sauce, meaning that it is vinegar and mustard based, as opposed to the ketchup and molasses based sauces of the mid- and southwest. It combination of sweet and tangy flavors bring out the absolute best in grilled pork or chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all except soy, butter and smoke. Simmer 30 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer for 10 more minutes.  Vinegar taste may be very strong until completely cooled. Refrigerating overnight is best and allows flavors to blend.
  2. Add a few drops of Louisiana Hot Sauce at the end if additional heat is desired.
Most Helpful

I love this recipe. I didn't have liquid smoke so I added the next best thing I had which was some corona beer. This sauce I make alot because I have changed the minds of some of my family &friends. To give carolina style bbq a chance. -From Tx

dancingdeco August 10, 2015

I think it's clear the one star reviewer thought this would be a tomato or 'red' based sauce, not a Carolina mustard/vinegar sauce. Anyway I made it- it is true to the form of a Carolina mustard mop sauce. Had it on smoked pulled pork sandwiches and it was very, very good. Good recipe if you like a Carolina MUSTARD/VINEGAR based sauce!

Tom W. July 10, 2015

I'm not sure if the person who gave this one star messed up the recipe or what, but this was amazing on my pulled pork sandwiches. A little tangy, a little sweet, a little heat. Delicious!

drlemon1 June 09, 2015