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Carolina Gold BBQ Sauce Recipe

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4.80 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 1 ⅔ cups
Category Sauce
Cuisine American
Author Lauren Grant


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.


small saucepan


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: 2tablespoonsCalories: 43kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gSodium: 221mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7g
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