Rating: 4.67 stars
82 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 70
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3

This is a South Carolina style barbecue sauce that I altered to go with a low carb diet

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 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, sweetener, cider vinegar, chili powder, black pepper, white pepper, and cayenne pepper. Simmer for 30 minutes.

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  • Stir in the soy sauce, butter, and liquid smoke; simmer for 10 more minutes. Cool completely, and refrigerate overnight to blend flavors before using.

Nutrition Facts

99 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 4.5g; fat 8.2g; cholesterol 10.2mg; sodium 553.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (71)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2009
Please note, this is not a tomato based barbecue sauce. this is a sauce representing the South Carolina mustard barbecue sauce. this is a good recipe of a low carb sauce, it will never be a sticky sweet Memphis style sauce or a Kansas city style, both which are based on tomatoes. In the USA there are four distinct style of BBQ. if you would like to know more about this Wikipedia has a good article. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/17/2009
This tastes like sweet vinegary mustard. I wouldn't call it "barbecue sauce" at all although it might be good as a basting sauce for the grill. However I wanted to use this to add to pulled pork and it wouldn't have served that purpose. If you make this and feel like you just wasted a bunch of ingredients I'll share what I did to save it. I added 1/4 cup water 1 small can of tomato paste and a TBSP of paprika. It is still tangy and strong and you can still taste the strong mustard influence. However it has more of a traditional "barbecue sauce" flavor. Read More
(7)
82 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 70
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2009
Please note, this is not a tomato based barbecue sauce. this is a sauce representing the South Carolina mustard barbecue sauce. this is a good recipe of a low carb sauce, it will never be a sticky sweet Memphis style sauce or a Kansas city style, both which are based on tomatoes. In the USA there are four distinct style of BBQ. if you would like to know more about this Wikipedia has a good article. Read More
(102)
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2006
We live low carb and this is by far the best low carb sauce recipe that I have run across. My husband just loves it. I often mix it up and throw in some boiled or grilled chicken without even allowing it to sit overnight and it's wonderful. We always keep a jar in the refrigerator. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2008
can you say AWESOME!?!?!! I needed a bbq sauce to use in the Texas Chicken quesadilla recipe so I decided to try a red sweet sauce and a mustard savory sauce. This was a winner hands down. I will be making this sauce again to try on chicken steak and ribs on the grill this summer. This would be good on sandwiches too!! Read More
(25)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2010
The reviewers saying this does not taste like barbecue sauce probably have a narrow definition of barbecue sauce and only know the Kansas City-style tangy tomato-based sauce and other tomato-based styles. The South Carolina style of barbecue sauce is traditionally a mustard-based sauce. Eastern North Carolina and Middle Tennessee tend to have vinegar-based sauces. This is a great South Carolina-style sauce particularly for a low-carb version. As with most barbecue sauces from the South the classic use is with pulled pork. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2009
This the best low carb BBQ sauce recipe I've come across. I made it to go with pulled pork for a family get-together & everyone went nuts! We are usually a tomato-based BBQ family but since we've gone low carb this will be our #1 choice. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2014
This is the first mustard based sauce I've made, and it is fantastic. I'm on a low-carb diet, so I had to forgo the usual sweet tomato based sauce. I altered slightly: I used EZ-Sweet liquid sucralose, because "granulated Splenda"has net carbs while pure sucralose does not. I added a tsp of both onion and garlic powder. I only used 1 Tbsp of chili powder, and replaced the other Tbsp with chipotle powder. I hate liquid smoke, so instead I put the sauce in a shallow cake pan and smoked it for 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. It came out delicious, and made a believer of mustard base, out of 8 people. Happy cooking! PS If you wondering what's next to the sauce in the photo, it's sea salt that I'm smoking also. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2004
I have used only black pepper and increased that to 1.5 tsp. This really grills well particularly on Pork Tenderloin. Read More
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
06/17/2009
This tastes like sweet vinegary mustard. I wouldn't call it "barbecue sauce" at all although it might be good as a basting sauce for the grill. However I wanted to use this to add to pulled pork and it wouldn't have served that purpose. If you make this and feel like you just wasted a bunch of ingredients I'll share what I did to save it. I added 1/4 cup water 1 small can of tomato paste and a TBSP of paprika. It is still tangy and strong and you can still taste the strong mustard influence. However it has more of a traditional "barbecue sauce" flavor. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2005
This is incredible. Ten times better than the store bought sugar free BBQ sauce. Read More
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