Carolina Mustard BBQ and Basting Sauce

"Depending on where in the Carolinas you hail from, some swear by the authenticity of this sauce! It's different from your typical tomato based bbq sauce and it's quite spicy! We like it on pork!"
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  • Combine first 7 ingredients in a heavy saucepan.
  • Bring to a simmer.
  • *Do not boil otherwise the sugar will scorch!
  • *Continue to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and continue to simmer for an additional 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Pour into an air-tight jar and refrigerate overnight to allow the flavors to blend.

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  1. IAteMyGluestick
    Fabulous. My boyfriend is from South Carolina, and has been searching for a recipe for a mustard-based bbq sauce since he moved here. He said this was fantastic. Thanks!
  2. PalatablePastime
    Excellent flavor! The long simmering mellows out the mustard flavor so that it is not too sharp. I serve this on pulled pork sandwiches and it was wonderful! Thanks for posting.
  3. cooptender
    I will be the first to admit, I must have done something wrong because it came out a little thin. I was worried at first but after letting it rest for about 12 hours the flavors really mixed together well. I made this along with a tomato based BBQ sauce for my pulled pork and both were attacked at the party. Thanks for the recipe.


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