This homemade dijon mustard recipe is a delicious way to flavor your food. Use it on sandwiches, as a dip for pretzels, for a marinade base, and anything else (more ideas down below).
Homemade dijon mustard is so much better tasting than store-bought mustards. The best part? This dijon mustard is safe for canning, so you can make a huge batch and have enough dijon mustard for many months.
I love canning and preserving food…
Growing up, we had a garden, but we didn’t can our extra food. We grew enough to eat, and if there was extra, we gave it away or froze it for later. My grandmothers, however, were avid canners and canned plenty of produce from their gardens. When I was old enough to help, I would sit with them to snap beans or prepare fruit for canning.
I have always wanted to can my own food, but we lived in an allotment that wasn’t conducive to planting a garden. We moved to a farm six years ago, and now we have an entire acre devoted to a vegetable garden and we have about 200 producing fruit and nut trees.
If you need me from July to October, there’s a good chance that I’m in the kitchen preparing some kind of food for preserving.
In the off season, I can foods that aren’t seasonal, like this homemade Dijon mustard recipe. This recipe takes two days to make, but after the first 20 minutes, it just has to sit to let the flavors meld together before you finish it and can it for future use.
I only use approved recipes when I do home canning because of the risk of illness. This recipe was inspired by the Ball Dijon mustard recipe, which has been tested and deemed safe.
Homemade Dijon Mustard
- Combine the chopped onion, dry white wine, white wine vinegar, salt, chopped garlic, peppercorns, and sprig of rosemary in a large saucepan. I used my enameled cast iron dutch oven. You can also use stainless steel, but you want to use something that will distribute the heat evenly.
- Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium to let it simmer with the lid off. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the onion is very soft. Stir occasionally.Remove from heat. Strain out the solids with a wire mesh and discard the solids. Pour the liquid into a glass bowl.
- Add the dry mustard and mustard seeds to the liquid. Stir well and cover. Let sit at room temperature for 24 to 48 hours.
- After it has sat on the counter, put the mustard mixture in a blender or food processor. Add water as you pulse until it looks like cooked oatmeal.
- Pour the mixture into a small saucepan. Bring it to a boil while stirring. Reduce heat to medium and let simmer for 5 minutes.
- Ladle the hot Dijon mustard into a clean, sterilized hot 4-ounce canning jar. Leave a 1/4 inch headspace.
Use a knife to scrape the edges to remove air bubbles. Wipe the jar rim and place the lid on top. Apply the band and tighten to fingertip tight. Repeat with all jars.
- Process jars in a waterbath for 10 minutes. You may have to adjust for higher altitudes.
After 10 minutes, remove the lid, turn off the heat, and let the jars sit for 5 minutes before removing them.I filled six 4-ounce canning jars and had almost an 8-ounce jar full to put in the fridge.
Homemade Dijon Mustard Tips and Uses:
This dijon mustard tastes best if you let the flavors meld for at least a week Use your homemade Dijon mustard on sandwiches or to dip pretzels in, but you can also use it in several different recipes:
- Use it to make a marinade for chicken or pork.
- Instead of breading meat or fish, rub Dijon mustard on the meat or fish and sprinkle bread crumbs on top.
- Mix together mayo and Dijon to make Dijonaise for a sandwich.
- My husband loves Dijon mustard on his eggs.
- Try adding Dijon to soups instead of using vinegar.
- Add a little bit to macaroni and cheese.
- Toss potatoes in this mustard and bake them for a little bit of a kick in flavor.
- Add a spoonful of Dijon to deviled egg filling for a new twist.
With so many uses for homemade Dijon mustard, you may want to make two batches of this at a time. I know you’ll love it!
More Kitchen Pantry Staples:
- Greek Salad Dressing Recipe
- Homemade Italian Dressing Recipe
- Homemade Caesar Dressing Recipe
- Homemade Cream of Anything Soup Mix Recipe
- Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe
- Easy Yum Yum Sauce Recipe
Cari Dunn is homesteading on an 11.5 acre farm with her husband, three kids, 5 goats, and flock of chickens. She currently blogs at Everything Pretty where she features health and beauty tips along with DIY beauty recipes.