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South Carolina’s Best Mustard-Based BBQ Sauce Recipe

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South Carolina's Best Homemade Mustard-Based BBQ Sauce Recipe

This is our family’s go-to mustard-based BBQ sauce recipe.

We give it (and our rub) as gifts to friends and family around the holidays.

And it is a staple at our annual pig pickin’ every Christmas Eve.

Even people who profess to hate mustard BBQ sauces seem to love this one.

We think you will, too.  Enjoy South Carolina’s Best Mustard-Based BBQ Sauce Recipe:

South Carolina's Best Homemade Mustard-Based BBQ Sauce Recipe

South Carolina's Best Mustard-Based BBQ Sauce Recipe

My family's personal mustard barbecue sauce recipe, loved by even those who don't think they like mustard-based BBQ.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Barbecue, BBQ
Keyword: Mustard Barbecue Sauce
Servings: 20
Calories: 60kcal


  • 1 cup  prepared yellow mustard French's
  • ½ cup  white sugar
  • ¼ cup  light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup  apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup  water
  • 2 tablespoons  chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon  black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon  white pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon  cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon  soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons  butter
  • 1 tablespoon  liquid smoke hickory flavoring


  • Mix together all the ingredients except the butter, soy sauce, and liquid smoke in a large sauce pan.
  • Simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer for 10 more minutes. Vinegar taste may be very strong until completely cooled.
  • Refrigerating overnight is best and allows flavors to blend.
  • Add a few drops of your favorite hot sauce at the end if additional heat is desired.


Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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If you enjoyed our family recipe, check out these other authentic SCBBQ recipes we’ve published on destination-bbq:

Eastern SC Vinegar-Based Sauce Recipe

Home Team BBQ’s Alabama White Sauce Recipe

And we’ve published the following sauce recipes in the SCBBQ Recipes: Going Whole Hog cookbook 

You can read more about that here.

Sauces and Rubs:

Vinegar-Pepper Sauces
Mustard Sauces
Tomato-Based Sauces
Other Sauces
  • Sticky Fingers’ Basic Dry Rub Recipe
  • JB’s Smokeshack-Style Spicy Dry Rub Recipe
  • Sticky Fingers’ Texas Rub Recipe
  • BlackJack Barbecue Dry Rub Recipe
  • Sticky Fingers’ Sweet Rib Rub Recipe
  • Home Team BBQ Dry Rub Recipe for Chicken Wings Recipe
  • John Lewis BBQ-Style Brisket Dry Rub Recipe


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