hot sauce recipe

How to make Cabano’s Comfort Food’s Carolina Hot Sauce

“In the Midlands of South Carolina, the area surrounding the state capital of Columbia, mustard-based BBQ sauces are a staple,” says Cabano’s Comfort Food chef Kevin Boyd of his Carolina hot sauce recipe. “Our version doesn’t stray far from the classic flavour profile found in the Deep South – focused on yellow mustard, honey and roasted chili peppers. Serve with chicken, beef or pork. Works well as a dip, sandwich topping or basting in the last few minutes of grilling.”


  • 1.25 ml yellow mustard
  • 250 ml honey
  • 6 tbsp charred chili pepper puree (use any store-bought hot pepper puree that you like)
  • 6 tbsp minced garlic
  • 8 tbsp brown sugar 
  • 250 ml water
  • 50 ml apple cider vinegar



  1. In a small pot combine sugar, vinegar and water and bring to a boil or until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Using a blender combine mustard, honey, garlic and chili pepper and puree until smooth. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Gradually whisk in the sugar/vinegar/water mixture until smooth and a velvety consistency is reached. 
  4. Sauce will keep up to a month in the fridge.

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