Making South Carolina Mustard-based BBQ Sauce

Chef Anthony gives a lesson in making a traditional mustard-based BBQ sauce.

Barbecue sauce holds deep, regional roots throughout the South. North Carolina is home to vinegar-based sauce, while “White Sauce” reigns supreme in parts of Alabama. Most of what you see in stores in the Ark-La-Tex is tomato based. But in South Carolina, it is all about the mustard BBQ sauce.

Mustard-based BBQ sauce got its start in the Midlands and has become synonymous with the Palmetto State.

Chef Anthony DiBernardo at Swig & Swine in Charleston, South Carolina shows us how to make this sweet and tangy “Carolina Gold” recipe. It will knock your socks off.


French’s yellow mustard

Cayenne pepper powder

Dry mustard powder

Cracked black pepper


Brown Sugar

Worcestershire Sauce

Cider vinegar


Combine all of the ingredients in a saucepan. Whisk it until all is incorporated together. Simmer over low to medium heat for 30 minutes. Pour over whatever dish you would like.

Feel free to tweak the recipe to your taste. It’s perfect for the summer barbecue for a change of pace and to make mustard lovers rejoice!

Related Topic: Don’t worry. Sharing barbecue ideas works both ways. You can find Texas style barbecue in South Carolina if you know where to look.

Bodacious BBQ has some of the best meals around

Copyright 2016 The Southern Weekend. All rights reserved.