Carolina Gold Sauce is a mustard barbecue sauce that comes from a certain area in South Carolina that had an influx of German immigrants in the past – which figures.
I can’t think of a BBQ sauce quite like it from any other place.
As it’s a mustard-based barbecue sauce, you might think it would be a bit sharp – there’s a lot of mustard in there – but the other ingredients, plus the fact that its prepared mustard, do much to temper the flavor.
Traditionally this homemade BBQ sauce recipe is served alongside slow-smoked pulled pork shoulder.
- 1 1/2 cups yellow mustard (or any prepared mustard you like)
- 3 tbsp cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 4 tbsp tomato paste/puree
- 5 tbsp brown sugar
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for about 5 minutes to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat and let it cool before using it. And that’s it!