South Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This was a great memory of mine that my dad used to make.....unfortunately he kept all his recipes in his head and took them all to his grave with him. With the help of other ZAAR members and several other websites, this is what I was able to recreate. Awesome on pulled or chopped pork. Especially tasty when served on bakery fresh buns and pork!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients in small saucepan. Whisk to combine and occasionally while simmering for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Let cool before using.
  3. Save remainder in a sealed container in the refer. (I used a washed and rinsed out glass soy sauce bottle).
Most Helpful

Full disclosure: I have never had South Carolina bbq before. I live in California and am a devotee of Central Texas bbq. I smoked a couple of pork butts (dry rub, Austin style) yesterday but I can't eat my usual Rudy's Sause as I am attempting Atkins. On a whim, I made this in no time this morning with Splenda and ate it on my Central Texas pulled pork this morning. It was fantastic! Unorthodox, I know. Mixing Q styles, bad, I know. Delicious! So much so that I'm going to learn a little more about South Carolina bbq! Thanks for sharing this and opening my eyes to more ways of loving smoked meats.

Margaret G. September 02, 2015

Delicious. I've had mustard based bbq sauce before at pit style bbq restaurants, but never tried to make it myself before now. I let this simmer the full 30 minutes, whisking every few minutes keep it smooth. Tangy with a hint of sweet from the brown sugar, and thickened up perfectly to top sandwiches or to baste while grilling. Served this on leftover Carolina style pulled pork roast sandwiches with onion rolls. Already planning other things to make to go with this. Thanks for sharing. Update: equally great using Splenda and a teaspoon of blackstrap molasses to save on carbs.

Queen Roachie November 21, 2013

Yep. Simple. Easy. Correct. Simplicity is the way we should cook. I cleaned the fridge a bit with mine, used honey Dijon, Bragg's organic cider vinegar, Clancy's special hot sauce, sambal olek, homemade dandelion honey versus the brown sugar. Came out PERFECT. This has the right proportions of ingredients so you can play. Bravo.

corian816 June 06, 2015