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    Carolina Style Mustard BBQ Sauce

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    20 mins

    15 mins

    5 mins

    grantg's Note:

    Every BBQ novice (experts, too) should buy Mike Mills' book "Peace, Love, & BBQ" for recipes and BBQ lore... what a fun read and window into many regional favorites. Mike is certainly confident (and its justified): he declares that HIS Carolina Style Mustard BBQ Sauce would be used by the legendary Maurice Bessinger (SC BBQ restauranteur) if only he had it! I told this to my neighbor who likes mustard sauces & has been known to frequent Maurice's establishments when I gave him a sample made according to Mike's recipe. Later on he informed me that Mike could be right... he liked Mike's Sauce better than Maurice's. Moreover, he wanted the recipe! I have tweeked the recipe a bit and love this sauce better than all other mustard-based sauces I have tried. It is also delicious on HAM sandwiches & sausage biscuits!

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    1. 1
      Combine all ingredients in a saucepan & whisk over medium heat.
    2. 2
      Once the sauce is simmering, whisk until the sugar dissolves completely. This should take 5 minutes or less.
    3. 3
      Do not overcook (sauce requires less time simmering if sugar substitue is used).
    4. 4
      Remove from heat and cool before using.
    5. 5
      Store sauce in a sterilized GLASS jar in the refrigerator between uses.
    6. 6
      (I sterilize a suitable empty BBQ sauce bottle by capping with 1/2 cup of cider vinegar inside it, swirling it by shaking several times over a few days, & then draining well when ready to fill with BBQ sauce.).
    7. 7
      Optional: in place of the light brown sugar, use 1/2 cup of sugar substitute + 1T molasses. The sugar substitute version (which I now keep on hand) is diabetic friendly & easier to adapt to sugar substitute than most tomato based sauces I have attempted to modify & encountered consistency problems.

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    • on September 10, 2012


      My daughter loves this recipe and said I had to try it. I live in Columbia SC the home of Bessinger's Piggy Park and this BBQ sauce is pretty close to Maurice's sauce. I was short on time and didn't have any tomato paste so I had to make it with ketchup instead of the tomato paste - so the recipe may be even better than what I made - I will definitely make it with paste the next time to taste the difference.

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    Nutritional Facts for Carolina Style Mustard BBQ Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (710 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 407.7
    Calories from Fat 71
    Total Fat 7.9 g
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 2738.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 79.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.1 g
    Sugars 64.0 g
    Protein 11.3 g

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