Carolina Gold Sauce is a mustard based barbecue sauce that comes from certain areas of South Carolina that had an influx of German immigrants in the past - which figures as it's 90% mustard. I can't think of a sauce quite like it from any other place, and it's certainly a favorite of mine.
As it's a mustard based barbecue sauce, you might think it would be a bit sharp. There's a lot of mustard in there - but the other ingredients, plus the fact that it's a prepared mustard, reduce the intensity of that flavor.
Traditionally this homemade BBQ sauce recipe is fantastic mixed up with slow smoked pulled pork.
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer (not boil!) for about 5 minutes to dissolve the sugar. That should be all it needs, but simmer it a bit longer and tweak the ingredients to your own satisfaction - e.g. the sugar or the black pepper. See below.
Remove from heat and let it cool somewhat before using it.
Next, mix it up with shredded or pulled pork - if that's what you're having it with.
If you can make this one a couple of days in advance, it matures quite nicely. By the way, it keeps for months in the fridge - but a great idea is to keep it in a squeezy bottle, and any left over you can squirt on hot dogs or whatever takes your fancy another time.
I also use it in a variation of coleslaw that I think comes from Tennessee that includes mustard. And it goes great in chicken, pork, ham, or beef - a good all rounder with any meat barbecued or otherwise.
Definitely give this one a go!