Mcdonald's Hot Mustard Sauce Clone

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Found this recipe at: The recipes are in pdf & various fonts & formatting that don't translate well when printed. Some of the words I can't even read on paper at all (2 point type size), so I'm posting it here so we can use it again. It's the closest to McDonald's we've found to date. We had a package of the original sauce to compare side-by-side with. There is definitely no cayenne in the original (which is one of the clone's best assets) & the original tastes like it has a touch of BBQ sauce in it. I've seen a lot of recipes with Heinz 57 listed but I wasn't interested in trying another one of those tonight. This recipe utilized everything I already had on hand. We let it refrigerate for about 6 hours & the flavors mellowed quite a bit but I think the sauce will benefit from a longer refrigeration time as the mustard & vinegar flavors are overpowering right after mixing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In small microwave safe bowl, combine all ingredients with a fork. Mix well.
  2. Microwave on high about 30-35 seconds then mix again.
  3. Cover & refrigerate at least 6 hours to allow the flavors to meld.
  4. This makes approximately 4 packets worth of hot mustard.
Most Helpful

It looks really good! I love mcdonalds hot mustard but it cost like .20 extra per sauce packet thing! I hope it tastes like the real thing! Thanks soooo much for sharing, i've been looking for something like this for a long time!

countrycook97 February 04, 2012

We tried this the night I made it and when it says to let it sit for at least 6 hours it means just that, it was way to much vinegar until it set. I put it in fridge a few days to see how it would do and it was delicious!! To us, after it sits it tastes EXACTLY like the Hot Mustard from McDonald's. Thank you for posting this as several others online I have found were not only anywhere near the taste they were horrible!

jgn1969 May 15, 2014

I liked it very much. I did add a dab of some horseradish and molasses and used about 75% yellow and 25% Dijon mustard, and it is delicious. Serving it with grilled Italian sausage. It's a great dipping sauce. I will definitely make this again, maybe next time with some Sirracha, as we like things hot and spicy.

TxGriffLover August 08, 2012