Carolina Mustard Barbecue Sauce

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 7 mins

A quick and easy honey mustard sauce by Steven Raichlen. After waiting paitiently for 14 hours for our pulled pork to be ready to eat, this is the only sauce for us that deserves to go onto the sandwiches! I find that this amount here is good for about 5-6 pulled pork sandwiches.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the mustard, honey, sugar and vinegar in a saucepan and whisk to mix.
  2. Bring to a simmer over low heat and cook gently, uncovered, until richly flaovred, about 5 minutes, whisking from time to time.
  3. Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve warm or at room temperature. The sauce will keep, tightly covered in the refrigerator, for several weeks.


Most Helpful

I was looking for a good mustard based sauce for pulled pork. While this isn't the best I've ever had, it is really quick, easy and tasty. I too let it simmer 15 minutes and cool so it was thicker than after only 5 minutes. And, I too didn't have white vinegar, so I used apple cider vinegar. Even my husband approved, and he isn't hot on honey mustard.

coleen114 January 02, 2009

I thought I would give this sauce a try to change it up from a sweet tomato based sauce. It was YUMMY! I didn't have white vinegar so I used cider vinegar- the sauce is sweet with a little bite, and it mellowed more and more as I simmered it. I ended up simmering for about 15 minutes while I shredded the pork. Will definitely make this again!

SuperSpike January 27, 2007

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