Mustard sauce, a fabulous condiment

Mustard Sauce


  • 1 TBS butter
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup Dijon mustard
  • ¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 TBS hot sauce
  • Coarse salt (kosher or sea) and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Melt butter in a heavy non-reactive saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft but not brown, about 3 minutes
  3. Stir in mustard, brown sugar, vinegar and hot sauce and add ½ cup of water.
  4. Let sauce simmer until thick and richly flavored, 6 – 10 Mins.
  5. Taste for seasoning and add more hot sauce, salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes

We use as a mop sauce for BBQ smoked pork shoulder and then serve on the side, as coleslaw dressing, on charcuterie boards, sauce for Oktoberfest pizza, and finally, in our bloody mary mix!