Carolina Mustard Barbecue Sauce


Preparation info
  • Makes About

    1½ Cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

Tomato- or ketchup-based barbecue sauces rule most parts of the country. But in the southern part of North Carolina (and in a few parts of South Carolina and Florida), barbecue simply isn’t barbecue unless it’s served with a bright yellow sauce made from mustard, honey, and vinegar. If you haven’t grown up with such a sauce, the very notion might seem off-putting. But even if you come from tomato sauce country, mustard barbecue sauce quickly becomes addictive.

Tradition calls for us