Columbia Gold BBQ Sauce

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.

American South Carolina Gold BBQ Sauce

Columbia Gold – South Carolina Mustard Sauce

This sweet, tangy, and yellow mustard-based sauce is great on BBQ pork and can even replace plain mustard on hot dogs, sausages, and burgers, etc. There's no reason not to make it at home, as it takes 15 minutes to make and is 10 times more flavorful than your everyday mustard.
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Course: BBQ, Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine: American, American South, North American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Author: My Hungry Traveler


  • 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.


Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 1800mg | Potassium: 434mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 68g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 3mg

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