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Homemade BBQ Sauce

Being from South Carolina, barbecue sauce runs in my veins. I love a good mustard-based sauce so much, I decided to make my own. For some random reason, our grocery store stocks ONE bottled mustard-based sauce. Amongst about 50 varieties. It was sold out every time pork was on sale- hence the creation of this sauce out of pure necessity! Now, we are eating as little processed food as possible- but there are a few things (condiments) I don’t mess with! This recipe is so easy, I will never buy bottled sauce again- plus, it rocks!



– 1 (14 oz) bottle yellow mustard

– 1/2 c ketchup

– 1/4 c apple cider vinegar

– 3 tbl brown sugar

– 1 tbl Worcestershire sauce

– 1/4 tsp of: garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, ground pepper

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine all ingredients.


Stir and bring to simmer. Cover, reduce heat to low and cook 10 minutes.

That’s it!! See? Insanely easy and way better than what you buy in the store. Plus, you can adjust the ingredients to suit your taste- we like the traditional tangy mustard-based sauces, but you can increase the ketchup if that’s your jam. You can put this on shredded pork (I do Boston Butt in the crockpot), ribs, chicken, anything. Enjoy!!

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  • Reply Erin

    I have never heard of mustard based BBQ sauce! It’s most likely more of me being non-observant than anything but I am a huge mustard fan so I am going to have to make this and try it! Yummy!

    July 4, 2013 at 11:44 am
    • Reply Jessica

      If you like mustard, this will be your new jam! I hate mustard on sandwiches but love mustard-based sauce- go figure!

      July 5, 2013 at 9:03 am
  • Reply Jenn

    I have read your blog since you were pregnant with Knox…just have never posted before. We are in the process of getting rid of as much processed foods as possible in our home too. My husband is from SC and he loves the mustard base BBQ sauce. We were actually talking this weekend about us starting to make our own BBQ sauce. This sounds great, can’t wait to make it!!! Thanks

    July 5, 2013 at 8:13 am
    • Reply Jessica

      Well thanks for breaking your silence!! I hope y’all enjoy it- we love it!!

      July 5, 2013 at 9:02 am
  • Reply Traci

    How would this compare with Maurice’s sauce? I’m not from SC originally, so mustard-base sauce was foreign to me before moving here. I have grown to really like it, but, like you, have a hard time finding it in the stores. My husband like Maurice’s sauce, but I don’t relish the idea of making a special stop there just to pick up sauce…

    July 5, 2013 at 5:39 pm
    • Reply Jessica

      Extremely, extremely similar (minus the obnoxious owner, lol)!

      July 5, 2013 at 5:44 pm

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