The Sparrow Tavern’s Sweet Cayenne Mustard Sauce . 50 cents

A bit of spice tempered by a touch of sweet, this creamy Sweet Cayenne Mustard Sauce is a bit different and totally awesome. Developed by the Sparrow Tavern in Astoria, New York for their Veggie Burgers, which I also made & put on my blog.

Sparrow Tavern's Sweet Cayenne Mustard Sauce
Sparrow Tavern’s Sweet Cayenne Mustard Sauce

I had no actual recipe to go by, but watched a video on Diners Drive In & Dives (like 10 times) as they made it. I made one teensy change and added a touch  of sour cream just to thicken up the sauce a bit.

Sparrow Tavern's Veggie Burger
Sparrow Tavern’s Veggie Burger

If you’re looking to use this sauce with the Sparrow Veggie Burgers, it needs a good bit of spice to balance out all the flavors. A half cup of this Sweet Cayenne Mustard Sauce is a great amount for four Veggie Burgers, double if making eight.

You might well find yourself thinking of all kinds of other things to put this sauce on. I love it on these Grilled Southwestern Lime Chicken Breasts.

Grilled Southwestern Lime Chicken Breasts
Grilled Southwestern Lime Chicken Breasts

Sweet Cayenne Mustard Sauce

  • Servings: 1/2 cup
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 to 2 teaspoons cayenne

Whisk ingredients together, taste and adjust.

from the kitchen of, adapted from the Sparrow Tavern

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