Onion Bourbon Mustard
If you can find apple-flavored whiskey, the resulting flavor is really amazing with pork. Make sure to choose a piece of horseradish root that’s firm and dense.
INGREDIENTS | MAKES 2 CUPS
- ¼ cup onions, diced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- ½ cup pure honey
- ½ cup dark brown sugar, packed
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar
- 4 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 2 tablespoons whole mustard seed
- 2 tablespoons freshly ground mustard seed
- 2 tablespoons freshly ground horseradish
- ½ cup bourbon whiskey
- salt to taste (optional)
- pepper to taste (optional)
Sauté the onions in the olive oil. As they begin to brown, sprinkle them with sugar to caramelize.
Mix the onions, honey, sugar, vinegar, mustard, horseradish, and whiskey in a blender on low until well incorporated.
Pour the resulting mix into a saucepan.
Heat the mustard over low heat until it comes to a boil. Continue boiling until the mustard reaches the desired consistency.
Cool and taste, adding salt and pepper if desired.
Store in a freezer-safe container for up to 6 months.
There are two common types of mustard seed, brown and white. The good news for home preservers is that mustard grows easily up to zone three. Wait until your weather is steadily above 55°F to sow seeds (1 inch apart, ¼ inch deep). You will need to thin them later. Come late summer, the seed pods turn yellow and they’re ready to harvest.