22 Reviews

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

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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!

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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!

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drlemon1 June 09, 2015

Terrific BBQ sauce! Looking forward to slathering it on grilled chicken tonight. For now, the taste right out of the bowl is spot on - tangy, slightly sweet, love the mustard base. Halved the recipe; yield was about 1 cup. Used about 1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder in place of liquid smoke [none on hand].

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Heather U. June 24, 2012

Wow! Great sauce! Even messed up and accidentally added the soy before the first simmer and still came out great! Don't think I'll be using store bought bbq sauce for pulled pork ever again! Thanks for sharing!

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Peggyblue April 29, 2016

This sauce is incredible. I made it exactly as it says with the exception of only 3/4 cup of mustard (because I ran out) 1 cup of cider vinegar (because I like the added punch) and I also added a dash of worshteshire sauce when I added the butter and soy sauce. I also put about a half tsp of red pepper flakes along with a few dabs of Texas Pete. The recipe is by far the best I've had as far as home made goes. Great job OP. YOU are my hero.

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Glenn S. March 07, 2016

So so so good, and easy. I made this to put on pulled pork for Superbowl and was worried if guests would like it. No fear! I'm lucky to have enough for left-overs. First time even tasting Carolina-style BBQ sauce and this is absolutely a winner. As directions say, let it cool down completely before judging acidity but it's definitely spoon-lickin' good.

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Joani Bond February 08, 2016

My first Mustard Carolina BBQ. It is my boss's birthday and he said it was the best. Very nice! I love the balance of the heat, great kick, but not too much, the mustard and apple cider really come through.

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Christen M. October 31, 2015

If you don't understand what Carolina BBQ is, then you need to prepare yourself for something different. This has no tomato paste or sauce in it. It has no molasses in it. It is a mustard and vinegar based sauce that doesn't even compare to Memphis, KC, Texas or southwest BBQ. Having said that, I will now state with confidence that this basic Carolina sauce is wonderful for its simplicity. It is about as easy to make as one could hope and conveys all of the taste one would expect from a roadside pulled pork joint somewhere between New Bern and Durham. Simply a wonderful sauce that you can't go wrong with.

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kenspicer111 September 06, 2015

Deeelish. After a trip to Myrtle Beach last year I have been searching for a mustard based BBQ sauce that is as good as the one they serve at Damon's. I have found it. I made some up last night to mix with some pulled pork and man oh man it is so close to the sauce at Damon's My next batch is going on baked wings. Thanks so much for sharing.

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rocket_j_dawg April 18, 2015
Big Daddy's Carolina Style Barbecue Sauce