South Carolina Yellow Barbecue Sauce

South Carolina Yellow Barbecue Sauce recipeSouth Carolina Yellow Barbecue Sauce recipe

My husband and I are complete opposites.

I order chicken strips from a restaurant  for the sole purpose of dipping sauces. I want all of the sauces. ALL OF THEM.

My husband? He orders the chicken strips for the protein and, like, meaty flavor.

Sometimes I take a plate full of french fries and just surround it with different dipping options – ketchup, mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, ranch dressing, mayo mixed with sirracha, mayo mixed with ketchup, and the list goes on.

If it’s a condiment, I will dip something in it.

South Carolina Yellow Barbecue Sauce recipe

Enter this ridiculous barbecue sauce made from mustard. Oh my word, you guys. I want to bathe in this stuff. I have a feeling it’s really good for your pores. I’ve been using it as a facial every night for a week now. Then I lick it off.

Even my husband loves this sauce and has dubbed any chicken it coats his “new favorite chicken.”

Let me put this into McDonald’s language for you guys: It tastes a bit like the Hot Mustard nugget sauce, but slightly more mellow. Famous Dave’s also has a version of yellow barbecue sauce that this is pretty similar to.

I like to cook chicken breasts on low in the slow cooker for 5-6 hours, shred, toss with this sauce, and then serve on buns. It’s such a quick and easy dinner and everyone I’ve served it to has requested the recipe. Even the barbecue haters. (Yes, barbecue haters really do exist. No, I don’t understand them either.)

You can also brush this on chicken as you grill it. It’d probably make a pretty fabulous pulled pork, too.

South Carolina Yellow Barbecue Sauce recipe

South Carolina Yellow Barbecue Sauce recipe

South Carolina Yellow Barbecue Sauce recipe

South Carolina Yellow Barbecue Sauce recipePrint Recipe

South Carolina Yellow Barbecue Sauce

This sauce is full of tangy flavor, but it's not overpowering at all. Toss shredded chicken or pork in this for a quick barbecue sandwich or brush it on chicken while grilling. This makes about 2 cups of sauce, or enough to coat 1 pound of shredded meat.

Ingredients:

4 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 cup prepared yellow mustard (not dijon, just classic yellow mustard)
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon mustard powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chipotle pepper powder

Directions:

Melt the butter over low heat in a medium saucepan. Add the remaining ingredients to the pan and cook over low heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

lightly adapted from Simply Recipes

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23 Responses to “South Carolina Yellow Barbecue Sauce”

  1. Tanya Phillips November 19, 2012 @ 11:12 am (#
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    This is only the second time I’ve seen yellow BBQ sauce, and the first time they didn’t give a recipe. Thanks so much, would love to try!

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  2. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel November 19, 2012 @ 11:46 am (#
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    I want to swim in that saws PUHLEASE. I am a condiment freak. A condiment queen, if you will. I love dipping sauces so so much! And I totally want to nosedive in this beautiful saucy creation.

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  3. Cassie | Bake Your Day November 19, 2012 @ 4:20 pm (#
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    I’m a Kansas City gal – tomato-based BBQ runs in my blood. But I do love mustard and this is such an intriguing idea. Gorgeous!

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  4. Becca from It's Yummilicious November 19, 2012 @ 7:08 pm (#
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    I’m trying REALLLLY hard to wrap my tomato-based BBQ sauce loving head around this concept. I totally dig mustard, and I totally dig you, so therefore, I should totally dig this sauce, right?

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    • Karly replied: — November 19th, 2012 @ 7:13 pm

      @Becca from It’s Yummilicious,

      You should really, really try it. My husband doesn’t love barbecue OR mustard, but he looooooves this sauce. I really like it, too. Perfectly tangy, with a hint of sweet and spice.

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  5. Elizabeth @Food Ramblings November 19, 2012 @ 7:22 pm (#
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    Yes to condiments!! And this yellow BBQ sauce looks awesome :)

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  6. Patty November 19, 2012 @ 7:30 pm (#
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    I love mustard-based bbq sause (over ketchup-based ANY day)! Thank you for the recipe – if you wanna bathe in it, I know it’s a keeper already!

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  7. Pat November 19, 2012 @ 7:40 pm (#
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    Can’t wait to try this! Thanks so much for sharing ~ I’m open to any type of new sauce flavor.

    xo
    Pat

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  8. Joanne November 19, 2012 @ 7:59 pm (#
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    I believe you told me I could get some extra sauce? I’m SO taking you up on that. :P

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  9. Meghan @ The Tasty Fork November 19, 2012 @ 8:07 pm (#
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    YUM!! I guess I need to give Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce a rest and use this sauce the next time I make pulled chicken or pork. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. sally @ sallys baking addiction November 19, 2012 @ 8:57 pm (#
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    you and your hubs sound a lot like me and kevin. he eats things PLAIN. I break out a large bowl for my ketchup when i’m eating french fries. it might as well be a bucket. I’m so gross! I love condiments! And this is no exception – a must try Karly!

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  11. Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie November 19, 2012 @ 10:03 pm (#
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    This sounds totally fabulous! I’m also a condiment freak. My mom and I went to Vegas last year and ate at this restaurant that was much too fancy for the two of us…that is, until they whipped out the free shoestring fries with FOUR fancified dipping sauces! I can handle fancy restaurants only when fancified sauces are involved :)

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  12. Jessica November 19, 2012 @ 11:34 pm (#
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    Wow! That’s so crazy how it changes the color of the pork. I really have to give this a try soon! :)

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  13. Averie @ Averie Cooks November 20, 2012 @ 2:50 am (#
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    I lived in SC for about 4 years and they LOVE their sauces down there. I could JUST have sauce. I don’t even need food. THat’s how much I love ketchup, dip, frosting, etc… The more the merrier when it comes to sauce!

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  14. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen November 20, 2012 @ 4:40 pm (#
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    That’s pretty much my favorite way to do chicken as well! Minus the yellow barbecue sauce, but no longer! I’m totally going to try this….

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  15. Jo November 25, 2012 @ 1:36 am (#
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    i could kis you for this. my mom has a horrible tomato allergy but like every freaking sauce has tomato it seems. i can make her this without her dying.

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  16. Holiday February 12, 2013 @ 3:00 pm (#
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    We went to Savannah, GA for our honeymoon in 2011, and moseyed into SC briefly for lunch. We discovered SC Yellow BBQ there, and it’s been on my mind ever since! Thanks for this recipe…I hope it takes me back to our honeymoon! :D

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  17. Melissa April 10, 2013 @ 12:04 pm (#
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    I’m from SC and still haven’t conquered homemade yellow BBQ. Giving this one a shot very soon, looks delicious!

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  18. Brenda April 15, 2013 @ 3:30 pm (#
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    I live in SC and this is the standard bbq sauce in the central part of the state. We call it Mustard based bbq sauce, and yes it’s delicious on pulled pork, no other way to eat it! I will try this recipe and hope I won’t have to buy my mustard based sauce anymore, it sure sounds good! Can’t wait to make this.

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  19. Roxanne April 21, 2013 @ 5:31 pm (#
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    So, I made this. And I ate this. And I LOVED this! (And I never, ever use all caps. except right now). I have made many of your recipes, mostly sweets, but this tops the list. I will make it again and again so thank you for this!!

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  20. Bushman July 28, 2013 @ 5:02 am (#
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    Have you tried canning this? It would be fun to make a homemade BBQ sauce sampler and give away as a gift! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks!

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    • Karly replied: — July 28th, 2013 @ 7:49 am

      I haven’t tried it. I really don’t can, so I know nothing about the science of it and what’s safe to can or not safe to can. Sorry I’m not more help!

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  21. Lisa August 9, 2013 @ 8:29 pm (#
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    Made this tonight – so yummy! Thanks for sharing :)

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