McDonald’s Hot Mustard Sauce

March 12, 2021  Online Recipe Guide Avatar

This one comes up on the request boards all the time, yet no clone recipe floating around out there has yet to do justice to recreating the sauce that comes in the all-too-tiny packages for dipping McNuggets. We finally got on the case and bring you the definitive kitchen clone — and it’s a cinch! 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.

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon white vinegar
2 tablespoons ground dried mustard
4 teaspoons corn starch
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.


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