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Sauced: Yellow Mustard

What's ketchup without mustard? It seemed only right that yellow mustard followed ketchup at the start of our new Sauced column.

Unlike ketchup, which required some tweaking to get right, the first recipe I tried for French's copycat yellow mustard was a hit. Ground mustard forms the base of the sauce, with vinegar pumping up the kick, and turmeric providing that bright yellow color that sets American mustard apart. While the flavor was well in line with store brands, the texture has a slightly gritty, homemade feel as opposed to the familiar, super processed version.

Spread over a hot dog, though, this did its mustard job. The color, tang, and bite was all there.

Recipe adapted from Group Recipes.

About the author: Joshua Bousel brings you new, tasty condiment each Wednesday and a recipe for weekend grilling every Friday. He also writes about grilling and barbecue on his blog The Meatwave whenever he can be pulled away from his grill.

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