Mustard Barbecue Sauce
3 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups chopped onions or 1 large onion
1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 cup water
3/4 cup regular prepared yellow mustard
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons chili sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic granules
Cayenne pepper to taste
4 tablespoons breadcrumbs
Melt butter in a medium saucepan.
Add onions and cook for 4 minutes then add garlic and cook one more minute.
Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes.
Season ground meat with salt, garlic granules, and cayenne pepper.
Then add a raw egg and breadcrumbs, this makes them moist and juicy.
Using your hands, incorporate all the ingredients together and loosely form into 1 1/2 inch meatballs.
Place them between 2 pieces of wax paper and press them with a sturdy flat surface like an iron skillet and make balls into small meat patties.
Place the patties on the grill and baste them with the mustard barbecue sauce on both sides until cooked.
To serve, cut small buns in half and separate them, top one half with a grilled beef patty, spoon more sauce on top of the patty and cover with the other half of bun.
Meat patties can be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator in the wax paper until ready to cook.
Store sauce in a glass jar tightly closed in the refrigerator.
The sauce is delicious on French Bread warmed on the grill, as a sauce for meatballs and meatloaf, or on hot dogs and sausage.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Main Dish
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 2 tablespoons