Carolina Barbecue SauceIngredients

2 cup mustard
1 cup granulated sugar
1 ½ cup light brown sugar
1 ½ cup apple cider vinegar
½ cup water
4 Tbsp. chili powder
2 tsp. black pepper
½ tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tsp. soy sauce
4 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. liquid smoke


In a large pot, add granulated and brown sugar.

Next, add the chili pepper, black pepper and red pepper flakes.

Following the spices, you’ll add the yellow mustard.

Finally, pour in the vinegar. You do NOT add the soy sauce, butter or liquid smoke at this time.

Mix the above ingredients well. Simmer over low-medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.

After the sauce has cooked for 30 minutes, it’s time to add the soy sauce & smoke.

You’ll also add the butter at this time.

Return to heat and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes. Sauce will thicken and be a sweet – spicy flavor.

Yields 4 ½ cups