Cracked Black Peppercorn Mustard

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This is a quick, easy-to-prepare mustard with a distinctive peppercorn flavor. Its assertive flavor is excellent on dark breads and with smoked meats, and makes a perfect coating for steaks or burgers before grilling. Add a little of this mustard to beef gravy for an added flavor dimension.



Total Timea day or more

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, low carb, low cholesterol, low saturated fat, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian

Equipmentblender, spice grinder

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and Texturegarlicky, hot & spicy, savory, tart

Type of DishCondiments


  • ¼ cup whole yellow mustard seeds
  • ¼ cup champagne vinegar
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely cracked black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Place the mustard seeds in a spice mill or coffee grinder and process until finely ground.

  2. Combine the mustard and vinegar in a bowl and stir to mix. Allow the mixture to sit for 15 minutes.

  3. Place all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth.

  4. Spoon the mustard into a sterilized jar, cover, and refrigerate for 1 week before using.

  5. Mustard will keep in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 6 months after opening.



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