Recipes Side Dishes Sauces Beer Mustard

Beer Mustard

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6

Mustard is a versatile condiment that adds its special zip to countless dishes. Add beer and it’s even better. The darker the beer that you use, the more intense the flavor will be.


  • 1/2 cup (2 oz./60g) dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup (4 fl. oz./125 ml) cup amber or dark beer
  • 2 Tbs. cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz./60 g) sugar
  • 1 Tbs. mustard seeds, toasted
  • 1 egg, beaten


In a nonreactive bowl, whisk together the mustard, beer, vinegar and salt until smooth. Cover and let stand for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.

Transfer to a nonreactive saucepan and set over medium-high heat. Whisk in the sugar, mustard seeds and egg, whisking constantly until the mixture reaches a full boil. The mustard should be amber yellow and strong. Let cool.

Use immediately or cover tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. Makes about 3/4 cup (6 fl. oz./180 ml).

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma On the Grill, by Willie Cooper (Oxmoor House, 2009)