This is a mustard-based sauce that is totally addictive.
Like, really addictive.
I've never been a fan of mustard-based sauces, but this one bowled me over. It's tangy, a little sweet, and has just enough of a kick. The day you make it, you're going to be wondering what the heck I'm talking about . The next day, though..you won't be able to stop finding things to put it on either.
My mom found this recipe, and tweaked it a little to modify it to paleo (Go Mom!). It was such a hit that my dad was even dipping pieces of cheddar cheese in it.
Smart man, my father. I ended up doing the same thing. It's delicious.
The cave kids run around holding their nose and complaining about the smell when this is cooking…it is fairly pungent. My way around it? To knock the bottle of vinegar out of the cabinet so it shattered all over the floor, and then the entire house smelled like vinegar for a couple hours.
They weren't complaining about the sauce anymore after that.
However, they raved over the sauce the next day on our barbecued chuck steak, so I guess it was worth it after all!
Carolina-Style BBQ Sauce
Original Recipe Yield 1 1/2 cups
1 cup prepared yellow mustard
1/2 cup honey
3/4 cup cider vinegar
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon liquid smoke flavoring
In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together mustard, honey, cider vinegar, chili powder, garlic and onion powders, black pepper, white pepper, and cayenne pepper; simmer for 30 minutes.
Stir in the fish sauce, butter, and liquid smoke; simmer for 10 more minutes.
Cool completely, and refrigerate overnight to blend flavors before using.
**exchange chipotle Chile powder for the plain chili powder
**add pinch more cayenne to give it a little more kick
**if using only black pepper – increase that to 1 1/2 teaspoons