Beer and Mustard Barbecue Sauce

Mustard paint
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  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 6 cups (48 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
24 Calories
1g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 cups (48 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 24
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 286mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 1g
Calcium 16mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

An old-style "mustard paint," this recipe is a basting sauce used for smoking or grilling slabs of ribs, pork loins, pork butts, pork tenderloins, ham, chicken, or any meat of your choice.


  • 1 12-ounce (350 mL) can flat beer
  • 4 cups (950 mL) prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) dark brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) black pepper

Steps to Make It

1. Combine all ingredients in a non-reactive bowl and store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator. This barbecue sauce will keep for several months. You can replace beer with lemon juice or liquor. You can also use the Dijon-style mustard for the American mustard.

2. When ready to use, paint the mustard sauce on the meat or chicken and then apply your favorite spice rub. Grill or smoke.