Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce

I’ve been making this Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce for quite some time before I realized what I was actually making. We love a good sweet, tangy, spicy, mustard sauce combo so I mixed this up while back and it just became a hit.

I wasn’t familiar with Carolina Mustard BBQ until some searches online revealed that my recipe was actually just that, a mustard BBQ sauce.

Where I come from, the BBQ sauce is red, tomato-based, and sweet. Originally from Oklahoma and now living in Arkansas, we love our sweet BBQ sauce around here! However, we’ve also always been a fan of a great mustard sauce over smoked pulled pork or chicken. Serve those smoked sandwiches with this sauce and a heaping serving of my Southern Coleslaw or Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries and you’ve got a recipe for deliciousness.

A clear, glass Ball jar sits on a wooden backdrop with mustard and amber agave inside. A silver spoon is also resting in the glass jar and the contents haven't been stirred together. A silver measuring cup is resting to the left of the jar and remnants of mustard can be seen left inside the measuring cup.

This Easy Carolina Mustard Barbecue Sauce Recipe is made in only minutes!

Grab a clear, glass canning jar that will hold at least 8 ounces. Add in amber agave, spicy brown mustard, regular mustard, ground black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. I use agave for the sweetener but you could also use honey, granulated white sugar, or brown sugar.

A clear, glass canning jar is sitting on a wooden backdrop with mustard and amber agave inside. A silver measuring cup with a trace amount of mustard inside is resting beside the jar. A silver spoon is resting inside the jar and the contents have been stirred. Seasonings have been added to the sauce but not stirred in.

South Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce is perfect for summer cook-outs!

Once the ingredients have been added to the jar, stir well to combine and serve immediately or store in the fridge. If sealed to be airtight, this Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce will keep in the fridge for up to 30 days.

This mustard sauce is delicious served on smoked ribs, smoked pulled pork, pulled chicken, or grilled chicken or hot dogs. If you’re hosting or attending summer cook-outs, bring this sauce along and spice things up!

Thank you for joining me in my kitchen today! I hope you enjoy this easy sauce recipe as much as we do and please leave a comment below and rate the recipe when you try it. Happy grilling, friends!

A clear, glass canning jar filled with Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce sits on a wooden backdrop with a silver spoon inside. The shot is taken overhead and straight down.

Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce

Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce is a combination of sweet, tangy, and spicy. Perfect for smoked sandwiches, grilled chicken, and hot dogs!

Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword Carolina Gold Mustard BBQ, Carolina Mustard Barbecue Sauce, Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce, Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe, Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 ounces
Calories 39 kcal
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula


  • 1/4 cup amber agave or honey
  • 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 cup regular mustard
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder


  1. Combine all ingredients in an 8 ounce or larger glass canning jar and stir well to combine.

  2. Place a lid on the jar and label with the name of contents and the date it was made.

  3. Store in the fridge for up to 30 days and stir before using.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information calculated using amber agave. 

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