11 Best DIY Condiments for Fourth of July

BLT Hot Dogs with Caraway Remoulade
By F&W Editors Posted July 01, 2016

Skip the store-bought mayo.

It's true there are some condiments that chefs don't make from scratch. But this Fourth of July, skip the store-bought kind and impress guests with delicious, homemade versions of your favorite condiments. Here, 11 terrific DIY condiments to make for Independence Day.

1. Spicy Beer Mustard

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Rich, dark beer is the key to this intense mustard.

2. J&G Steak Sauce

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A cross between A.1. and Lea & Perrins.

3. Chowchow

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This slightly tangy Southern vegetable relish is terrific with everything from hot dogs to corn bread and is a perfect way to preserve summer produce like bell peppers and green tomatoes.

4. Espresso Barbecue Sauce

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Espresso gives this sauce a deeply rich and complex flavor.

5. Chipotle-Citrus Mayonnaise

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This spicy, citrusy mayo takes just 10 minutes to make.

6. Hoisin Barbecue Sauce

Like ketchup in an American barbecue sauce, the Chinese condiment hoisin provides a satisfying contrast of sweet, salty and aromatic flavors.

7. Roasted Red Pepper Tartar Sauce

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Creamy and lemony with roasted bell peppers and cornichons, this sauce is deliciously sweet and salty.

8. Smoky Pimento Relish

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Jam-packed with caraway seeds, this rich, smoky relish is as healthy as it is vibrant.

9. Golden Yellow Mustard

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Like most homemade mustards, this one tastes best after resting overnight, once the flavors have had time to mellow.

10. Pickled Red Onions

These onions are a fabulous addition to hot dogs, burgers or other grilled meat.

11. BLT Hot Dogs with Caraway Remoulade

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A creamy caraway-pickle mayonnaise tops these "BLT" dogs.

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