Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pub Mustard

Many many years ago I worked at the Nordstrom Cafe. No matter how many years ago it was I could never forget their club sandwich with pub mustard. I tried to find it at every store I've ever been to and then decided to see if I could make it. I found a recipe on line after googling it and was so excited to try it. I hated the idea that every recipe I found called for 2 cups of dry mustard because it is so expensive. I found a large bottle at a discount grocery store and it turned out horrible. I guess you get what you pay for. Well I went out and bought Colemans and decided to cut the recipe down so I could make a little and if I hated it well then it didn't cost too much.

This time it turned out amazing and we had club sandwiches several times after just so we could eat this mustard. If you never had pub mustard it is a sweet spicy thick mustard that gives your sandwich that extra kick. That is why when I worked at the Nordstrom cafe they only gave you a tiny little cup on the side. I am so happy that I no longer need to search for this mustard and can make it when ever I want it. Try it and let me know what you think.

Recipe for Pub Mustard

1/2 Cup dry mustard
1/4 cup brown sugar (you can add more if you like it sweeter)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon turmeric
4 ounces of strong British ale flat

I just added all ingredients and whisked with until fully incorporated. It says to do it in a blender but I didn't feel it was necessary the second time I made it. I also added the beer slowly until you get the right consistency that you like. It thickens as it sits and taste better after sitting for a day. 

Recipe for the sandwich

1/4 pound of thinly sliced honey ham
1/4 pound thinly sliced honey turkey
2 slices of sharp cheddar cheese
3 tablespoon mayo
2 slices of tomato
1 slice of roman lettuce
3 slice of french bread lightly toasted


1st layer is mayo, ham and lettuce. Then the 2nd layer is mayo, turkey, tomato, and cheddar. Then top sandwich with another slice of bread with mayo. Cut in 4 triangles and put toothpick in through each piece to hold it together. Add pub mustard on each bite just a little and then add more if you enjoy that extra spice. 
1st layer mayo, ham and lettuce

2nd layer mayo, turkey, tomato, cheddar
Try it and let me know what you think.


  1. Looks "Delish"! We love mustard and I've made mustard for gifts, actually. I'm for sure going to try this one...thanks for all the research and trial and error :-)

  2. Oh my! These club sandwiches look the bomb! I love mustard with ham, it just goes. Not even sure whether that's a Brit thing or not.

    I have a massive soft spot for wholegrain mustard with ham, which I realise is completely different.

    What type of bread did you use? I tend to prefer wholegrain or granary for posh sarnies but white is just as good sometimes.

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  4. My BF and I looove mustard on our sandwiches! This sounds great!

  5. Andrea!!! I made this pub mustard yesterday. I already ate it on a hot dog and a ham sandwich! Sooooo delicious!

    1. I am so happy you made it and loved it as much as we did. Thanks so much for coming by and leaving a comment.