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Spicy Bavarian Beer Mustard Recipe
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Spicy Bavarian Beer Mustard Recipe

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Here's a gift that has bite! Include a festive tag that lists serving suggestions. For example, the spicy beer mustard is great with pretzels or as a condiment for bratwurst. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Process: 15 min.
MAKES:112 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Process: 15 min.
MAKES: 112 servings


  • 2 cups dark beer
  • 2 cups brown mustard seed
  • 2 cups ground mustard
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups malt vinegar
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. In a small bowl, combine beer and mustard seeds. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Place seed mixture in a blender. Cover and process until chopped and slightly grainy.
  3. Transfer to a Dutch oven. Add the ground mustard, brown sugar, vinegars, salt, allspice and cloves. Bring just to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
  4. Ladle hot liquid into seven hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/2-in. headspace. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
  5. Place jars into canner with simmering water, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 10 minutes. Remove jars and cool. Yield: 7 half-pints.
Editor's Note: The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. For altitudes up to 3,000 feet, add 5 minutes; 6,000 feet, add 10 minutes; 8,000 feet, add 15 minutes; 10,000 feet, add 20 minutes.
Originally published as Spicy Bavarian Beer Mustard in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2013, p65

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