Golden Carolina BBQ Sauce

Carolina Golden BBQ Sauce
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  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: about 2 1/2 cups (40 servings)
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In the central and southern regions of South Carolina, mustard is king. This golden barbecue sauce is the perfect compliment to smoked pork and its popularity is growing as more and more people turn away from those sticky-sweet tomato sauces that line the shelves of grocery stores. This sauce combines the mild heat of mustard with the tanginess of vinegar to give you something incredible.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cups mustard
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne

How to Make It

1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes. Make sure to stir sauce often to prevent burning.

2. Once cooked through, remove from heat and let the sauce cool to room temperature before using. If making ahead of time, cool completely, place into an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 1 week after preparation. The sauce can be stored in the same manner in the freezer for a few months.