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
So this is what I went with! I originally left out the celery seeds, but after tasting the Mark's Original sauce against mine, I realized that was a big part of what it was missing. You could also use celery salt, I'm sure - it might even work better!
Cool I make something EXACTLY like this
Cut the yellow mustard in half with honey mustard for a sweeter less strong yellow mustard version.
I'm on my third batch of this, it's as good a it sounds, if not better. I just dipped my sweet potato fries in it with dinner. Tasty.
If you're using a tomato-based sauce on pulled pork or pork ribs, you're making a huge mistake. This sauce is fantastic and should be used on every piece of BBQ pork you ever make.
Thanks for this recipe. I made this (substituted dark brown sugar for the light brown, since it was what I had on hand) and it was a hit with my husband and our 8 yr. old daughter, who declared it "yummy" :)
It works. Carefully balance the sugar and vinegar depending upon the taste of your Mustard Sauce.
Oh my, this sounds great! My hubby is not a fan of sauces, but I think he'll be unable to resist this one! :) <br>
Okay, I made some yesterday...and for lunch today we just dipped rolls into it! So yummy and my kids love it! Thanks!
Awesome! I just got on hoping i'd find a mustard sauce recipe. Can't wait to try it out! A nice addition is to mix in some hog drippings. Super tasty!
Sounds great. I'm in love with a similar mustard sauce from Blue Ribbon BBQ (Newton &amp; Arlington MA) that I've been trying to replicate using similar ingredients. I never thought of ketchup or celery seeds. One thing I've tried that adds a little smokey sweetness is to use molasses instead of just brown sugar.
this looks AMAZING! I'm low on mustard right now but otherwise I would definitely whip it up. I will be making this by tomorrow, for sure!
this sounds solo good
It definitely looks good! I will have to try it sometime.
I'm more of a North Carolina vinegar based BBQ guy, but this looks wonderful and, honestly, Mark's on Bardstown is pretty tasty so I'd be foolish to dismiss it. Cheers!
Wow! <br>Must really try this as I'm not a fan of ketchup based sauces. I think I might use a light wite wine vinegar though, I've got at least 5 fruit or herb infused wine vinegar bottles and I don't really feel like adding another one to them. <br>Thank you so much for this lovely sauce! :)
That barbecue mustard sauce looks delicious!!!!!! :-)

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