In North Carolina, residents eat their pulled pork with a light brown vinegar sauce. In Georgia and Tennessee, Spare ribs are paired with a deep red BBQ sauce. South Carolina has its own color- yellow. The prevalence of yellow BBQ sauce in the state is likely from the early German settlers’ to the region who brought with them a love of mustard. Known as Columbia Gold, this wonderful yellow mustard-based sauce is a unique take on BBQ paired well with pulled pork and ribs. It is also versatile enough to go on lamb, hot dogs, sandwiches, and hamburgers.
Columbia Gold – South Carolina Mustard Sauce
- Medium saucepan
- large bowl and a whisk
- Container with lid
- 1 cup Yellow ballpark mustard
- ½ tsp Dried rosemary, crushed
- ½ tsp Celery seeds
- ¼ cup Brown Sugar
- 1 tbsp Black pepper
- ¼ cup Cider vinegar
- ¼ cup Honey or maple syrup (or combination of both)
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp Tomato ketchup
- 1 tbsp Tabasco sauce (Texas Pete's, Tabasco, Crystal, etc.)
- Whisk together all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary. Pour into a mason jar, screw on lid, and refrigerate overnight to allow the flavors to meld.