This is a great version of the traditional mustard based bbq sauce. Most sauces are ketchup based, but in the South we prefer the mustard variation. You oughta try it at least once.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together the mustard, honey, brown sugar and vinegar. Season with black pepper. Bring to a boil, and let simmer for 5 minutes. Pour over cooked pulled pork or beef. If you want more flavor, let the meat simmer in the sauce for about 30 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

52.9 calories; 0.9 g protein; 11.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 238 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2006
This is a great base sauce or paint for pork, especially ribs or pulled pork sandwiches. My personal taste leans towards something with more bite, so I add a hint of Worchestershire saucea, garlic powder, cayenne and chipotle pepper. The smoky flavor of the chipotle really accents the mustard/vinegar base! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2006
The idea of a mustard BBQ sauce really only hits home in South Carolina and Northern GA. It is very popular down there and is what I grew up on. This recipe is a little different we use apple cider vinegar and less honey Read More
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80 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2006
The idea of a mustard BBQ sauce really only hits home in South Carolina and Northern GA. It is very popular down there and is what I grew up on. This recipe is a little different we use apple cider vinegar and less honey Read More
(74)
Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2006
This is a great base sauce or paint for pork, especially ribs or pulled pork sandwiches. My personal taste leans towards something with more bite, so I add a hint of Worchestershire saucea, garlic powder, cayenne and chipotle pepper. The smoky flavor of the chipotle really accents the mustard/vinegar base! Read More
(64)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Wonderful!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2010
awesome recipe! we decreased the honey and brown sugar a bit increased the vinegar added garlic ginger paprika and a splash or two of vodka and poured a double batch over a large shredded pork butt and served it over rice. it was better than the best mustard bbq we had in the 12 years we lived in SC! SO excited to have this recipe! We have missed it since we moved! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2004
Really great recipe...allthough where I come from we call it Honey Mustard Sauce and not BBQ sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2012
This sauce is fantastic for my sister-in-law since she is allergic to tomatoes she really misses having BBQ sauce but having found this she can again enjoy is basted on ribs or chicken it's delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2006
In the cooking process I added 1/3 cup finely chopped yellow onions.. It seemed to round out the flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2007
My fiancee was stationed in NC for years and this took him right back to his days in the Marines! I served the sauce over a pulled pork sandwich (made from loin) with toasted bun and carolina slaw on top! You made me look like a star! Color and favor were spot on! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2010
GREAT traditional Carolina mustard BBQ sauce. Very simple but good and tangy. Read More
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