Brown Beer Mustard

July 16, 2012
1 Ratings
  • Makes 1 Quart
Author Notes

Tis the season for hot dogs and bbqs and with that comes condiments. As a mother to a ketchup fanatic I would constantly have to deny her requests for bread with ketchup when she was younger. I do cringe slightly every time we lather on the Heinz 57, but what dog is complete without sauerkraut, sweet relish, mustard and ketchup? It made total sense I stir up a batch of the summer’s dynamic duo forgoing some not so natural ingredients. For the mustard I envisioned it sweet to contrast the spiciness but not nearly the overkill of honey mustards we are used to. The ketchup I find similar in taste to the store bought varieties but with a brightness that the others lack.
I hope you find the recipes straightforward and easy. They both yield enough to share. So gather up the empty jam and pickle jars you saved, fill them up and hand them off to those special people who will invite you over to their homes for a summer gathering. —Camille Becerra

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/4 cups brown mustard seeds
  • 2 cups white wine or white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups dark or amber beer
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground all spice
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  1. Soak mustard seeds overnight in the vinegar, beer and sugar.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and whiz in a blender.
  3. Add additional honey to preferred sweetness.

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7 Reviews

Angela August 17, 2022
How long will this last? Not enough information with this recipe.
The P. April 11, 2015
Would this work with a dry hard cider?
Samantha R. June 25, 2013
im finding it overly watery too...any ideas of what to use to thicken it?
Jeanean January 3, 2013
I made this today after soaking seeds overnight. Before blending, I poured off 2 cups of the liquid then added back all but 1 cup as I processed it in my VitaMix. Decided to omit the extra honey as the original sugar made it sweet enough for my taste. I really liked what the beer (Shiner Bock) added to the flavor. I think it would have been too runny if I'd used all of the original liquid.
weshook January 3, 2013
Mine never did thicken enough. I will drain next time or use less beer.
weshook October 4, 2012
ok, I went back after I posted and it seems to be thickening already.
weshook October 4, 2012
it seems really watery in consistency, will it thicken as it ages? or do I need to add some kind of thickener?