Canning: Beer Mustard!

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About a week after our first experience with canning, we once again bought a ton of rhubarb for cheap and made a nice batch of Strawberry Rhubarb Pie filling… which we’ve still not made a pie from! Hopefully that will come soon.

This weekend we canned once again – starting with Beer Mustard. We’ve had this idea for awhile that we would like to make our own condiments… don’t ask why, it just sounds like a fun thing to do. Unfortunately I’m not so sure this first attempt really turned out so well. The good news is I do think it’s something we’ll try again with a different recipe. Mustard from scratch is really quite easy:

Mustard seeds

Mustard seeds

Pour in some beer.

Pour in some beer.

Let the beer and mustard seeds boil, then remove from heat and cover.

Let the beer and mustard seeds boil, then remove from heat and cover.

After about two hours, the mustard seeds should've soaked up all of the beer.

After about two hours, the mustard seeds should've soaked up all of the beer.

Blend the mustard seeds in a food processor until it reaches a desired consistency. We kept ours quite grainy.

Blend the mustard seeds in a food processor until it reaches a desired consistency. We kept ours quite grainy.

Processed mustard/beer mix.

Processed mustard/beer mix.

Stir in remaining ingredients - malt vinegar, ground mustard, onion powder

Stir in remaining ingredients - malt vinegar, ground mustard, onion powder

Fill prepared jars with mustard.

Fill prepared jars with mustard.

Boil sealed jar for 10 minutes, and then you've got canned mustard!Boil completed jars for 10 minutes, and you’ve got sealed beer mustard!

Not the greatest mustard I’ve had. Very strong. I’m hoping it mellows a bit with time… at first it was just so… vinegar-y and beer-y. Ah well, next time we know to try another type. I’m curious to try this on a burger – maybe it balances out better when there are more flavours involved.

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One Response to “Canning: Beer Mustard!”

  1. Claire Says:

    Now this opens up some brand new possibilities that I had never considered before. Hmmmmm

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