After being told on many occasions by Katt that the barbecue sauce I was using was wrong (it was ketchup based) I started to believe she may be right. Don’t get me wrong I still like my red BBQ sauce but Katt won’t go near the stuff. This sent me on a journey to make some homemade Carolina style BBQ sauce since in the Chicagoland area there just isn’t any to come by. After several weeks of trying, some hits and some misses, I finally came up with a sauce that is my Yankee interpretation of a mustard based Carolina style BBQ sauce. I am calling this sauce round 1 since I think there is still room for improvement but this is a good start. Hit the jump for the recipe.
Mustard Based BBQ Sauce:
3 cups of yellow mustard
6 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2/3 cup tightly packed brown sugar
2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
In a sauce pan over medium high heat combine all the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook until all ingredients are well incorporated, about 5 minutes. Let sauce cool before using and keep leftover sauce refrigerated.