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28 August 2015

A recipe for potent, fiery homemade mustard made with beer, habanero peppers, and three types of mustard seeds.

Time for more mustard. The last one we made – Beer-Honey Mustard – disappeared pretty quickly and we were dying for more. In our house, it is pretty important to have a nice selection of sauces and condiments on hand, especially ones you can make yourself, and it’s hard to beat a good homemade mustard in the summer.

Mustard is ideal for grilled foods of all types, but it can also form the basis for many a new sauce combination. It also makes for an excellent rub for pork. Bust out that smoker for some mustard rubbed ham!

Instead of going the sweet route, we decided to move in a spicier direction, dropping the honey and swapping it for one of the world’s most outstanding chili peppers – the habanero.

Homemade Habanero Mustard

I often point to the habanero as a gateway pepper. Much like the jalapeno pepper is the gateway for many into the spicy food world, an introduction of sorts, the habanero pepper is the gateway into a more fiery realm, where the heat really ticks up a notch. Or ten.

Habanero peppers are no slouch in the heat department. They average around 300,000 Scoville Heat Units, compared to around 5,000 SHU for the jalapeno.

Don’t worry. You can reduce the heat by removing the innards, and much of the heat is absorbed by the mustard, but you want some heat. I know you do. This mustard alone is already pretty darned pungent.

You’ll definitely want some added habanero love. So good! Pretty soon you’ll be looking to make some ghost pepper mustard. Hmmm. Ideas are striking…

And doesn’t it look scrumptious? Doesn’t it make you want to just dive right in? Excuse me while I make something that needs mustard…

Homemade Habanero Mustard

Check Out Some of Our Other Popular Homemade Mustard Recipes

Also check out my page to learn How to Make Homemade Mustard – The Basics, with loads of information and other mustard recipes. Enjoy!

If you try this recipe, please let us know! Leave a comment, rate it and tag a photo #ChiliPepperMadness on Instagram so we can take a look. I always love to see all of your spicy inspirations. Thanks! — Mike H.


Homemade Habanero Mustard - Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
12 hrs
Total Time
12 hrs 5 mins

A recipe for potent, fiery homemade mustard made with beer, habanero peppers, and three types of mustard seeds.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: habanero, mustard
Servings: 4
Calories: 293 kcal
Author: Mike Hultquist
  • 1/2 cup brown mustard seeds
  • 1/3 cup yellow mustard seeds
  • 1/3 cup black mustard seeds
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup beer I used a Mexican lager
  • 4 habanero peppers chopped (innards removed for a bit less heat)
  • Salt to taste
  1. To a large mixing bowl, add mustard seeds with vinegar and beer. Mix well. Pour into a large jar and seal.
  2. Set the jar in a dry place overnight to let the seeds absorb the liquid, at least 12 hours. You will notice the seeds grow larger, but the mixture still looks like mustard seeds floating in liquid.
  3. Stir in the habanero peppers and salt. Mix well.
  4. Add to a food processor and process to your personal tastes. You can process only a little to keep most of the seeds, or go to town and really mix it together. I processed mine to about 80 percent, keeping a few seeds in there.
  5. Set the mustard into a sterilized jar and serve! The flavors will keep developing as time goes by.
  6. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Habanero Mustard - Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 457mg13%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Vitamin C 17.9mg22%
Calcium 136mg14%
Iron 4.8mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. Sounds like a great recipe. If you prepare the mustard can you process the mustard in a water bath canner so that you can keep it on the pantry shelf for a long time?

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Christine, absolutely, you can preserve mustard this way. No problem. Enjoy!

  2. Vickie Aguilar

    I need to use mustard powder due to dietary reasons. What is the ratio for using powder instead of seeds?

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Vickie, use about 1 cup liquid to 3/4 cup mustard powder. Let me know how that works out for you.

  3. can you can it to store for longtime?

    REPLY: Alex, this mustard has a lot of vinegar so should easily last 6 months to a year in the fridge. Be sure to keep it covered. — Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

  4. Troy Thompson

    How long will this mustard last in the fridge?
    I mean without being eaten 😉

    REPLY: Troy, there is a lot of vinegar in it, so should last quite a long time. — Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

  5. I am assuming it makes 2 cups & not 2 quarts, which sounds like the perfect amount really. This recipe looks great, will make very soon!!

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