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McDonald's Hot Mustard Sauce Recipe
McDonald's Hot Mustard Sauce
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Sauce
Calories: 60
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.1 (16 reviews)

I finally got on the case to bring you the definitive kitchen clone for this one - and as it turns out its a cinch to recreate. Tie one hand behind your back and witness plain old ground dried mustard mixing it up with sweet and sour flavors in a saucepan over medium heat. The cornstarch wrangles around in there to thicken and stabilize while Captain Habanero pops in for the perfect spicy punch. Use it for dipping, use it for spreading...use it again and again, since you'll make about a cup of the stuff. And McDonald's will be glad that we no longer need to hoard the little blister packs from the restaurants.

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 turmeric
1/2 teaspoon salt
10-14 drops habanero hot sauce

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

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

Makes 1 cup.

Submitted on: 03/11/14
I would not say it is spot on, but damn close. It's like it's missing ground cayenne, or something. It is also slightly too much on the sticky side, but still damn good and close. Thanks for the recipe!
just about there
paul flanary  
Submitted on: 03/09/14
I just made this recipe today and also added an egg. It is soooo close to the original version. If I decide to ever frequent a McDonalds again I can at least order the mcNuggets. That;s the only reason I go there in the first place.
It's very close
Ryan L  
Submitted on: 03/03/14
It's very close to the real thing. If the majority agree and one egg says its wrong, guess who did it wrong. | | | V This Guy
Submitted on: 02/28/14
This is not even close. I have no idea how so many people like this. I think the other people have never had McDonald's hot mustard.
Not the same
Submitted on: 02/27/14
The McDonalds recipe uses eggs to give it the right consistency. This one's off.
Not even close
Rick G.  
Submitted on: 02/18/14
I'm sorry, but I believe most people here have no taste buds. This is not even close to the original. Only thing is that it actually has mustard.
thank you thank you.
Submitted on: 02/13/14
Oh Boy. As skeptical as I was but as disappointed as I'd been i found and made a double batch. It's amazing. I'm grateful. I doctored mine up with a chulula and franks sub for habanero and added red pepper flakes. Who has two full jars of his long time favorite condiment and ingredients for more?. this guy!! FYI - Use organic sugar. Going back to eating now.
:) i
Cate Day  
Submitted on: 02/12/14
i love mcdonalds and i thank you sooo much for giving me this recipe.
Great Sub!
Submitted on: 02/07/14
Just tried this out and it's very, very close. Needed to try and find substitute since I just asked for it yesterday at McDonalds and they said they discontinued it.
Pretty Good
J. Liu  
Submitted on: 12/29/13
The taste is quite similar to the McDonald's hot mustard. I would say this version is a little less creamy in texture, but overall very good. Not sure how to make an adjustment to increase it's creaminess. But it's still delicious.
Mustard Sauce like never before
Submitted on: 05/19/13
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!
Submitted on: 07/07/09
I made this recipe. It is delicious! I also gave my mom the recipe and they really liked it too. It's the best! I always liked getting an extra cup to dip my fries in it--now I don't have to.
Submitted on: 09/10/06
This sauce tastes just like McDonald's! I can't wait to try more recipes.
Submitted on: 01/31/06
I always order Hot mustard sauce at McDonalds. This was as close as you can get to the real thing. I was so happy when I tried this recipe. Now I can fix my own healthy chicken nuggets and enjoy the sauce.
Submitted on: 12/01/05
We use this for sausage biscuits. yum.
Submitted on: 08/28/05
Good, spicy.