Carolina BBQ Gold Sauce

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Total Time
15 mins
30 mins

A slightly sweet, mustard-based barbecue sauce popular in South Carolina for use when grilling or roasting chicken and pork. Recipe is for a mild version - with an optional Hot version. If you like really browned chicken, start basting early; otherwise, baste frequently after the first 30 minutes of grilling. For crockpot BBQ, add 1 cup of sauce the crockpot with boston butt, and cook until very tender. Chop pork, place in buns, and serve with extra sauce.(serving=1/4 cup)

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  1. In saucepan, whisk together all dry ingredients.
  2. Add mustard, tomato paste, and molasses.
  3. Slowly add vinegar, whisking till blended.
  4. Add water and whisk to blend.
  5. Heat over medium-low heat till hot; lower to simmer and simmer 30-45 minutes.
  6. Cool, then pour into glass bottle or other non-reactive container.
  7. Refrigerate, if desired.
  8. Our favorite way to use this sauce (1) poured over chopped pork on buns or (2) to baste bone-in chicken when grilling.
  9. The sooner you baste, the more browned the chicken gets, and we like it browned and charred (not burned), so we baste early and frequently.