The grill is calling, the meat screams to be SLATHERED! It’s Friday and it looks to be a beautiful weekend. Gather up your friends and family and hit the backyard, the park or your favorite campsite and let the feasting commence. Here is a tasty sauce to spice up the taste of any critter or vegetable you’re grilling.

This sauce can be as simple or as complex as you like.  It must have Lusty Monk Alter Boy Mustard, vinegar, sugar and onions. Everything else is extra. This version goes with brown sugar and cider vinegar, as well as some cayenne for spice.  Like most barbecue sauces, this one matures as it cooks. You will want it to cook it at least 30 minutes, but if you are holding it for hours, you might need to add a little more mustard and water to keep it the right consistency.

4 Tbsp butter

1/2 onion, grated

1/2 cup Lusty Monk Alter Boy Mustard

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1 teaspoon cumin

1 bay leaf

Salt to taste


Heat the butter over medium heat until it boils, then add the onion and saute for about 4 minutes.  Do not let the onions brown.

Add everything else, stir well and simmer slowly for at least 30 minutes.

(Note:  Be sure to use this type of sauce near the end of cooking or barbecuing your meat as the sugar will caramelize quickly and can burn.)