Introduction: Mustard Barbecue Sauce
Mustard barbecue sauce is (in my opinion) the best kind to put on barbecue. I'm not the biggest fan of most red tomato/ketchup based sauces because they can be so sweet or faux-smoked. Mustard barbecue sauce has much more range! You can have it with a nice vinegar bite or super spicy, or you can tone it down with brown sugar until it's almost more like a honey mustard.
I had my first taste of mustard barbecue sauce at Mark's Feed Store in Louisville, KY about ten years ago. I have been addicted since. I tried my best to create something a little similar to theirs but I might just need to order a bottle. :D
Step 1: Ingredients
- 3/4 cup yellow mustard
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2-3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon worchestershire
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- pinch of celery seeds
Step 2: Mix It All in a Bowl
Seriously, that's it. Combine everything, mix and it's done!
I'd recommend starting with two tablespoons of sugar and working your way up. You can also start with a little less vinegar if you're not big on it. :D
This is not a barbecue sauce you'll need to cook. This does mean that it's best the next day, however - the flavors need to mingle overnight in the fridge. You can definitely choose to simmer it, but I wouldn't do it longer than five minutes or so, because it's already quite thick.
Step 3: Taste and Then Put It in the Fridge
After it's all mixed, do a taste test and alter as necessary. :D
Then pour it into a jar or squeeze bottle and store in the fridge. I've only ever had it around for a week, so I can't speak to how long it'll last, but it's so good that I hope it won't survive your next cookout or bbq!