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Carolina BBQ Sauce

Drench your pork with this tangy sauce! With it’s mustard base, it’s perfect for your favorite dinner dishes.

Carolina BBQ Sauce

How is Carolina BBQ Sauce different ? Your standard BBQ sauce that you probably buy from the grocery store starts with a ketchup base. Carolina starts with a mustard and vinegar base. The Carolina version also has less sugar.

Ingredients List:

  • Yellow or Dijon mustard
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Sugar ( both brown and white)
  • Water
  • Chili powder
  • Soy sauce
  • Butter
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Liquid smoke

To Make: Mix all ingredients in a saucepan, except butter, soy sauce and liquid smoke. Over medium heat, simmer for 30 minutes. Then, stir in remaining ingredients and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.

A few notes:

  • Liquid smoke can be found in the BBQ sauce section of your grocery store.
  • To add some heat, add a bit of cayenne pepper. You can also increase the chili powder.

Serve it on a pulled pork sandwich! YUM.

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Yield: approx 2 cups

Carolina BBQ Sauce

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Carolina BBQ Sauce- Drench your pork with this tangy sauce! With it's mustard base, it's perfect for your favorite dinner dishes.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 1 cup yellow or Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 TBSP chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 TBSP liquid smoke
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • black pepper, to taste preference


  1. Mix all ingredients in a saucepan except for soy sauce, butter and liquid smoke.
  2. Simmer for 30 minutes. Add in remaining ingredients and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.


  • Add/subtract ingredients to your liking of heat. If desired, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or increase chili powder

Nutrition Information:


2 cups

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 387Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 3546mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 7gSugar: 52gProtein: 6g

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