Hoppy South Carolina-Style Mustard BBQ Sauce

Recipe by Carolyn Malcoun

Serves: makes 2 1/2 cups


  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup IPA
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more to taste


In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 15 seconds. Stir in mustard, beer, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and cayenne. Bring to a simmer and cook over low until thickened, about 20 minutes. Season with salt.