Golden Mustard Barbecue Sauce

In South Carolina and Georgia, mustard-based sauces provide the strongest competition to vinegar mixtures. Start with the smaller amount of mustard and keep adding until it suits you.



Total Timeunder 30 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Dietary Considerationdiabetic, egg-free, gluten-free, halal, healthy, kosher, lactose-free, low carb, low cholesterol, low saturated fat, low-fat, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegan, vegetarian

Taste and Texturegarlicky, sharp, tangy, tart

Type of Dishbarbecue sauce, sauces


  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • ½ to ¾ cup yellow mustard
  • ½ medium onion, minced
  • ¼ cup tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Mix the ingredients in a saucepan with 1/3 cup water and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and cook until the onions are tender and the mixture thickens, 20 to 25 minutes. Use the sauce warm or chilled. It keeps, refrigerated, for a couple of weeks.


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