Carolina Gold BBQ Sauce

A tangy Whole30 friendly mustard bbq sauce that is sweetened naturally with pineapple juice

Recipe By: Madeline
Prep: 5 minutesCook: 25 minutesTotal: 30 minutes
Servings: 16 servings 1x


  • 3/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • Arrowroot starch slurry – 1 tbsp arrowroot powder and 1/4 cup water


  1. Combine tomato paste, mustard, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl with a whisk or fork
  2. Add 1/2 cup of water to the bowl and mix again until a smooth sauce remains
  3. Add 1 cup of pineapple juice to a sauce pan and bring to a boil
  4. Reduce the mixture to medium low amd simmer for 16 minutes stirring frequently until a syrup like texture remains
  5. Pour the sauce mixture into the pot with the pineapple syrup
  6. Mix thoroughly and simmer for 5 minutes
  7. In a small bowl, combine arrowroot strach and water
  8. Optional thickening step: while stirring with a wooden mixing spoon pour in the arrowroot starch and water mixture
  9. Allow the sauce to simmer and thicken for another minute and then remove from heat
  10. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator
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