While you might not think about making homemade mustard, it’s incredibly easy—and versatile, too. Keep a tin of dry mustard powder in your pantry and you can make these mustard recipes (and invent your own variations) any time your sandwich needs a little something.
You don’t have to be an Anglophile like me to love the British way of serving corned beef (a.k.a. salt beef) sandwiches, with English mustard and Branston Pickle. Branston Pickle is hard to find in the U.S., but fortunately, Colman’s English mustard powder isn’t.
Colman's Dry Mustard Powder, $7.78 on Amazon
Bringing the flavor since 1814.
Faced with a lot of leftover corned beef post-St. Patrick’s Day, I came up with three Colman’s-based mustards to spread on sandwiches (scroll down for the recipes).
Warning, though: Mustard powder is really strong stuff—sushi-bar wasabi bombs have nothing on Colman’s. It’ll clear out your sinuses and open up your lungs. Also, it will make your sandwich delicious.
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Combine 1 tablespoon mustard powder with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and mix well. Let sit 10 minutes for the mustard flavor to set, then stir in 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon minced pickled jalapeño, and a pinch of kosher salt.
Combine 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons mustard powder with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and mix well (it should be really thick). Let sit 10 minutes for the mustard flavor to set, then mix in 1 tablespoon honey and a pinch of kosher salt.
Combine 1 tablespoon mustard powder with 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce and mix well. Let sit 10 minutes for the mustard flavor to set before serving.
Branston Pickle, $7.89 on Amazon
You can, of course, also buy this British melange of pickled veg online if you like.
Enjoy these on corned beef or pastrami sandwiches, leftover or otherwise.
Related Video: More Ways to Make Homemade Mustard
Photos by Chris Rochelle.