It goes without saying that when it comes to grilling meat, it’s crucial to get the cook of the meat just right. But what really makes a juicy and succulent piece of meat a hit is a tangy and flavoursome dipping sauce.
Anyone who considers themselves a true fan of the grill will tell you that, at one point or another, they’ve tried making their own dipping sauce. The ability to make a signature sauce that can be adapted to suit a variety of meals and can even be passed down from one generation to the next can be a complete game-changer at any cookout.
If you’ve never tried your hand at creating your own dipping sauce—whether you’re a fan of sweet or savoury flavours—let me be the one to tell you that there’s nothing better than making your own dipping sauce for grilled meat.
On that note, why not try your hand at a few recipes featuring a classic ingredient—mustard.
If you need a little inspiration or guidance on how to put together the ingredients for a mustard-based dipping sauce then look no further. Here are a few quick and easy recipes that you can try at your next cookout.
This recipe is perfect if you want the best of both worlds. With mustard as the base ingredient and honey giving off that hint of sweetness, this honey mustard dipping sauce for grilled meat will be an instant classic.
All you need are five simple ingredients that you will probably find lying around in your kitchen to create this tasty dipping sauce. Just mix some mayonnaise, yellow mustard, dijon mustard, honey, and lemon juice in a small mixing bowl.
Depending on the number of people you’re hosting, and their preference for sweet and spicy flavours, you can experiment with the ratios of each ingredient and create a dipping sauce that becomes your signature flavour.
Pairing grilled meat with a smoky sauce is another classic flavour combination.
To make this dipping sauce, you’ll need some yellow mustard, smoked paprika, creole seasoning, honey, and some salt. Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl, combining them based on your preference.
When you dip your favourite grilled meat in this sauce, you add a flavourful layer of spicy and smoky flavours that is irresistible. This is also an exceptional condiment to use on grilled vegetables, making it a great option for your vegetarian guests.
With only four ingredients—mayonnaise, yellow mustard, dijon mustard, and dried dill—this is one of the more versatile dipping sauces.
Adding some extra ingredients like tarragon, scallions, Worcestershire sauce or minced garlic can add another layer of flavour to your sauce.
Apart from using this as a dipping sauce for grilled meat, it also works well as a dip for fresh vegetables and chips, or even as a spread for your sandwiches.
If you’re a fan of fried chicken and chicken strips or chips and pretzels, then try making a tangy dipping sauce that will add to your favourite flavours.
Mix some spicy brown mustard, dill pickle relish, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, pepper, and paprika in a medium-sized bowl. Pop it in the refrigerator for about an hour and it’ll be ready to be served with your favourite grilled meat.
You can never underestimate the significance of a good dipping sauce when maximising the flavour of your grilled meat.
No grilled meat is truly complete without an incredible dipping sauce, and while there are some excellent dipping sauces out there, making your own sauce from scratch is an experience that every avid grill fanatic must try out.
Play around with different flavours and experiment with your ingredients—who knows, you might just end up creating a drool-worthy new recipe!