In preparation for our upcoming Grilled Cheese extravaganza, we need some awesome mustard.  As you may know from reading Jessica’s bio, she loves mustard.  And at the moment we probably have six or eight different store-bought mustards at home.

Yellow Mustard Seeds

Nevertheless, when Bill talked about making his own mustard, we were inspired.  We ran to Kalustyan’s and picked up some Yellow Mustard Seeds.  They came in a 4 oz. package, which was the perfect amount to make two different recipes.  Which worked out well, since I totally messed up one of them.  Fortunately, the easier of the two, came out well, and will be the one we use.

Finished Sweet & Spicy Mustard

This is super easy to make and super hard to wait to taste.

Sweet & Spicy Mustard


  • 2 oz. Yellow Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp. Marjoram
  • 1/8 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 oz. Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Turmeric
  • 1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar


Spices before Processing

1. Add seeds, salt, marjoram, and red pepper to a spice grinder or small food processor.  Pulse until finely ground.

Ground Mustard, Turmeric, and Brown Sugar

2. In food processor, combine ground seed mixture, with sugar and turmeric, plus a drop of the vinegar.  While running, slowly drizzle vinegar until a coarse paste is achieved (use as needed).  Let stand 15 minutes, then remove to sterilized jars and refrigerate for at least one day before use.

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