Honey Mustard Barbecue Sauce

Honey Mustard Barbecue Sauce
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  • Total: 21 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 11 mins
  • Yield: 1 1/3 cup sauce (16 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
70 Calories
4g Fat
10g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 1/3 cup sauce (16 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 70
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 108mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Protein 0g
Calcium 8mg 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.)

This sweet honey mustard barbecue sauce works great on poultry and pork. Easy to make ahead, you can store for up to a week in your refrigerator.


  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup dark honey
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain (or stone-ground mustard)
  • 2 tablespoons shallots (minced)

Steps to Make It

  1. In a medium saucepan heat oil and add shallots.

  2. Cook for two to three minutes over medium heat until shallots begin to sweat (not fry).

  3. Add remaining ingredients and let the sauce simmer for six to eight minutes, stirring often.

  4. Reduce heat if sauce bubbles too much.

  5. Once cooked through, remove from heat and allow the sauce to cool for 15 minutes.

  6. To use, simply apply sauce to poultry or pork toward the last 15 to 20 minutes of cook time.


    Since the sauce contains sugar, using any earlier in the process can cause the sauce to burn. If making ahead, store sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Warm in microwave for 20 to 30 seconds before using.

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