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Carolina Gold BBQ Sauce

  • Author: Lauren Grant
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 ⅔ cup 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Tangy, slightly sweet and mildly spicy, this Carolina Gold BBQ Sauce is perfect for any barbecue or grilled meat you’re making!



  • 1 cup prepared yellow mustard
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce or liquid aminos
  • 1 teaspoon Frank’s hot sauce or Tabasco sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder


Whisk all of the ingredients together in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring sauce to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and let cool.


Store BBQ sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

MAKE IT VEGAN: use maple syrup, coconut sugar, or brown sugar in place of the honey and use liquid or coconut aminos in place of the Worcestershire sauce.


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 43
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Sodium: 221mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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