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Sweet and tangy Mustard BBQ Sauce is a MUST for summer picnics! This easy homemade barbecue sauce is a unique alternative to traditional sauces. Perfect for pulled pork!
We’re so in love with pulled pork sandwiches. In the summer we’ll start up the smoker and sometimes smoke 3 pork shoulders at a time. With 3 hungry teenagers in the house, we go through it quickly!
We also like to serve pulled pork to guests for summer parties and family gatherings. It’s fun to offer a variety of sauces that guests can use to create their own sandwiches. This mustard bbq sauce is one of our favorites!
I’m sure there are many types of barbecue sauces you can try, but we’ve found 3 that we love:
Red sauces are often sweet and thick, where as the white and mustard bbq sauces are usually a little runnier and have more of a vinegar flavor.
Mustard bbq sauces are sweet and tangy. The brown sugar makes it sweet and the mustard and vinegar creates the tang. This sauce is slightly spicy due to the cayenne pepper. You can add less cayenne pepper if you don’t want as much heat.
What’s in mustard bbq sauce?
Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well using a whisk.
The whisk helps break up the brown sugar and spices.
Place the sauce in a saucepan and cook it over low heat for 8-10 minutes.
**Pro Tip: Stir the sauce constantly to ensure that it does not scorch on the bottom of the pan.**
Once the sauce has cooled completely, you’ll want to seal it in a glass jar or a plastic storage container with a lid that snaps tightly. Store the barbecue sauce in the refrigerator.
You will want to cover this barbecue sauce and store it in the fridge. Use the sauce within 5 days of making it. If you have leftovers, you can freeze the sauce to keep it longer.
Looking for a dijon mustard sauce? Try this one!