Spicy Mustard BBQ Sauce

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Plain yellow mustard turned wicked…

We love BBQ sauces that lean into tang more than sweetness, and few do that better than a spicy mustard BBQ sauce. We’re not saying there isn’t a little sweetness in this recipe – honey helps even out the flavor and brown sugar provides a sweet earthiness. But plain yellow mustard is still the star, providing that tangy twist to chicken and pork that’s so different than ketchup-based BBQ sauces.

And of course this is a spicy mustard BBQ sauce, so we can’t forget the chipotle pepper and cayenne pepper that provide the pop and a little smoky undertone too. It’s a wicked mix of tang, sweet, and heat that you’ll love for barbecue season. Don”t be surprised if you dabble with this sauce during the off-season too.

Spicy Mustard BBQ Sauce

Spicy Mustard BBQ Sauce

5 from 1 vote



  • In a medium mixing bowl, add all ingredients and stir to combine. 
  • Pour the sauce into a saucepan and warm over low heat for 5 to 10 minutes, to allow the sauce to slightly thicken. Stir occasionally. 
  • Use immediately, or pour the sauce into an airtight container, cover, and chill the sauce for 4 to 6 hours to allow the ingredients to meld. 
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Matt Bray

Matt Bray

Chief Chilihead at Cindermint
Founder of PepperScale and Cindermint LLC. Sucker for a good scotch bonnet. Spicy food super-fan. Current fiery fascination: Datil hot sauces.


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