McDonald's Hot Mustard Sauce copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur

McDonald's Hot Mustard Sauce

Score: 4.38 (votes: 16)
Reviews: 16
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I finally got on the case to create a McDonald's hot mustard sauce copycat recipe—as it turns out, it's an easy hack. Dried mustard mixes it up with sweet and sour flavors in a saucepan over medium heat. Cornstarch thickens and stabilizes, and a little habanero pops in for the perfect spicy punch. Use it for dipping, use it for spreading...use it again and again, since you'll be making about a cup of the stuff. 

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  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ground dried mustard
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 10 to 14 drops habanero hot sauce (I used Tobasco brand)
Do This

1. Combine all ingredients in a small uncovered saucepan. Whisk until smooth.

2. Turn the heat to medium and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring often. Sauce should thicken in 2 to 3 minutes after it begins to boil. Remove the sauce from heat and chill it in refrigerator in a covered container.

Makes 1 cup.

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Mar 30, 2014, 22:00
You ca be sure I'll be making this from now on, seeing McD's has discontinued it this spring. Of course it was much easier to just order it with the nuggets. Will have to plan my outings around making the sauce now.
May 18, 2013, 22:00
It tastes even better than what is available in the market. I just made it and everyone in my family loved it. Thank you for this recipe!
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