McDonald’s Hot Mustard has been in the news a lot lately. Maybe you didn’t know this but it did briefly disappear from the stores, but it may be back. Let’s recreate this favorite mustard before it disappears again.
For a brief time, this famous chicken nugget sauce was removed from McDonald’s menu because it just wasn’t as popular as their other sauces. We all have our favorites when it comes dunking our chicken nuggets into sauce. I have been a fan of the mustard sauce myself. Just in case this sauce goes the way of the McRib, returning, and disappearing, I wanted to recreate this sauce when I heard rumors of it showing up again.
I know, the name of the sauce is McDonald’s Hot Mustard, but if you haven’t tried this sauce before, it isn’t blistering hot like Chinese hot mustard McDonald’s Hot Mustard is a pleasant sauce that has some heat, and some sweet. I think this would be a great sauce to serve up with some beef cutlets or to smear onto your favorite sandwich.
This recipe has very common ingredients. We are going to use prepared mustard, corn syrup, cayenne pepper, soy sauce, sugar, white distilled vinegar, and mustard powder. You can add a little additional turmeric in there if you desire. While it doesn’t impact the flavor too much, it can make your sauce more colorful. For this recipe, I started with a brown mustard. Start with a spicy brown mustard, there are many brands available. The yellow mustard that we all love doesn’t have the right flavor.
Whenever using cayenne pepper you can always add a little more if you like more heat. I like the tang and the mild heat of the mustard, so I am going to err on the side of being more conservative. As always, when cooking you have the opportunity to make the recipe your own. So feel fee use more cayenne pepper if you like. You can also use some mustard powders that are hotter than others.
I know a lot of people don’t like to use corn syrup. If you do not want to use, there is a product in the stores called golden syrup, it made with cane sugar and functions like corn syrup. Corn syrup in this recipe serves two purposes; it adds some sweetness, but mostly it adds texture.
This sauce is best when you make it a few hours before you want to serve it; it is best when allowed to rest overnight. I hope you enjoy this recipe, and if you haven’t tried this hot mustard, I think it is great on its own.
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McDonald's Hot Mustard
Make you own McDonald's hot mustard with ingredients you have in your kitchen.
- 1/2 cup brown mustard
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup or golden syrup
- 4 teaspoons mustard powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
In a small bowl combine all ingredients. Stir until well blended. Store in an airtight container for at least 4 hours before serving. It is best to allow this to rest overnight before serving.