Why we love the South Carolina Mustard BBQ sauce

The origins of the South Carolina Mustard BBQ sauce

It is a little bit difficult to find the origins of this popular BBQ sauce, since it has a pretty long history. One thing seems to be sure: it has a German heritage and it was brought to America by German immigrants during the 18th century. Mustard played a vital role in their cuisine, especially in outdoors cooking. Unlike other typical red or brown BBQ sauces (which are generally based on ketchup or tomato sauce), the South Carolina BBQ sauce has a yellow color due to its mustard content. Some sources argue that this sauce actually started its journey from North Carolina, but it is probably too late to figure out the truth. It is not that important anyway. The point is that we have this special BBQ sauce with a beautiful yellow color and with a savor so delicious that it would be a sin not to try it at least once in a lifetime. The most popular meat we use it together with is pork, especially pulled pork.



  1. A simple recipe

Here is a quite simple recipe for South Carolina Mustard BBQ sauce, which only takes about half an hour to make and gives you 10-20 portions. Take a pan and bland together the following ingredients in it: mustard (3/4 cup), cider vinegar (3/4 cup), 1 tablespoon brown sugar, one and half tablespoons butter, 2 teaspoons salt, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, one and a quarter teaspoons black pepper and two teaspoons of Louisiana hot sauce. Cook this mixture on low temperature for about half an hour. Don’t use it until it is perfectly cool.



  1. Another recipe with some changes

As you probably know already if you have ever searched after food recipes, there are always several different ways of preparing the same food, depending on local ingredients or simply the different taste of different people. This recipe is similar to the first one, but it has some modifications. This time you will need the following ingredients: 3/4 cup mustard, half cup honey, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 30 ml ketchup, 15 ml brown sugar, 30 ml Worcestershire sauce and one teaspoon of hot sauce. Simply blend them together and your sauce is ready, no cooking is needed here. Prepare it one day before you want to use it, this way it will taste perfectly. If you pour it into a jar, it can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

  1. Mustard BBQ sauce with beer

The secret of this last recipe is beer, let’s see how it works! Combine these ingredients in a pan: one and half cup mustard, half cup brown sugar, 3/4 cup cider vinegar, 3/4 cup beer, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1-1 tablespoon black and white pepper, half teaspoon cayenne pepper, one and half teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, 2 tablespoons butter, one and half teaspoons liquid smoke and one teaspoon hot sauce. Cook it for 40 minutes and it’s ready to use!

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Foolproof sauce recipe for barbecue lovers

Creating your own barbecue sauce

Have you ever dreamed about making your own barbecue sauce, instead of buying some expensive and unhealthy one from the supermarket? Well, you should have. It is not difficult to create a delicious sauce in your own kitchen, which is better for your health and your budget. Besides, it doesn’t even take such a long time as you might think, so it is really worth the effort. We have collected some great recipes for homemade barbecue sauce which are easy to create, and they will definitely make you forget those bottled sauces at the store.

  1. Basic barbecue sauce

We should start with the basics. It will take around 15 minutes to get ready with this sauce, which is quite a short time, isn’t it? You will need the following ingredients for the recipe: 2 ounces cider vinegar, 2 ounces Worcestershire sauce, 2 ounces brown sugar, 16 ounces ketchup, 30 ml molasses, 30 ml mustard, 15 ml Tabasco sauce and some black pepper. Stir together all of them in a saucepan until it is boiling, then reduce the temperature and leave the pan on the heat for about 10 more minutes. If you put the sauce to the fridge, you can store it there for months.

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  1. Kansas City-style barbecue sauce

This recipe is slightly more complicated than the previous one and it takes more time to make it, but there is no reason to worry. It won’t take more than one hour from your busy day and you don’t need to be a master chef to prepare it. Take 2 tablespoons butter and melt it in a pan. Put one cup chopped onion in it and cook it for 5 minutes. Add some chopped garlic and cook it for 30 seconds. Now add the rest of the ingredients: 16 ounces ketchup, 2 and a half ounces molasses, 2 and a half ounces brown sugar, 2 and a half ounces apple cider vinegar, 30 ml mustard, 15 ml chili powder plus some black pepper and cayenne pepper (15-30 ml). Mix them well, boil the sauce and cook it on low temperature for about half an hour, while you stir it frequently. After it is completely cool, you can put it in a jar and store it in the fridge for one month (you will have approximately 20 ounces sauce). You can use it for several different dishes, including ribs, chicken or even beans.

  1. Cherry barbecue sauce

We left something special and sweet to the end of the list. If you like stepping away from conventions every once in a while, don’t miss the opportunity to create this fruity sauce. The instructions are identical to the ones for Kansas City-style sauce, but you will need to modify the ingredients a bit. Replace ketchup with tomato sauce, add 12 ounces cherries, 2 and a half ounces orange juice, 10 ml salt, use white pepper instead of black, use 5 ounces brown sugar instead of 2 and a half, and 2 ounces molasses instead of 2 and a half. That is all!

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