Spicy Mustard on a Gluten Free Hamburger Stack

©Diane Eblin

©Diane Eblin

This spicy mustard is great on just about anything.  I made it for our hamburgers stack but you can keep it vegetarian or vegan.  I’ve also eaten it on hot dogs, ham sandwiches, polenta, grilled chicken, fish fillet and a crab cake.  I’m sure there are another dozen foods you can come up with too.  It’s a great way to add a lot of interest to gluten free and dairy free foods.

Have fun with this mustard and remember, it’s spicy.  This mustard leaves out gluten, dairy, soy, and the skin on your tongue, but it’s keeps to our rule of, Good Food No Matter What!™

Hamburger stack

pickle, lettuce, tomato, roasted poblano & red peppers


6 finger hot peppers or Serrano peppers

8-10 jalapeno peppers

3-6 habanero peppers



1 cucumber

2 large cloves of garlic

12-14 oz yellow mustard

salt and pepper to taste


Cut peppers in half and take out the seeds and membranes.  Use caution as these peppers are beyond hot.  I wore rubber gloves to protect my hands and the rest of me.

Place peppers into pot and add 1 cup water and then enough vinegar to cover the peppers.  Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15-30 minutes until cooked.  Let them cool off a little before you add them into your blender.  Don’t add all of the liquid or your mustard will be too runny.

After the peppers and some of the liquid, add to the blender the garlic.  Puree until smooth.  Then add in 1 whole cucumber and puree.  Pour the mixture out into a bowl and add in the yellow mustard, salt and pepper to taste.  I like Annie’s Organic mustard but you can use any gluten free mustard.  If it is too thick add in more of the liquid you reserved from cooking the peppers.  Save this liquid.  You can add it to many other dishes for a spicy touch.

Now if this mustard is way too hot, cut it with the plain mustard. 🙂

For more ideas on What I Can Eat That’s Gluten Free, check out The Gluten Free Homemaker.

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14 Responses to Spicy Mustard on a Gluten Free Hamburger Stack

  1. Gina (Gluten-free Go August 18, 2009 at 5:53 pm #

    Dang, that's a big hamburger stack! It looks great!

    When you say 12-14 oz mustard, do you just mean plain yellow mustard in a jar? Or are you talking about powdered mustard seed? I love hot mustard, so thanks for the recipe!

    • Diane August 19, 2009 at 4:12 am #

      Gina- You should have seen us trying to eat it when I put the top bun on. That would make a good video. The mustard is plain yellow mustard from a jar. Have fun!

  2. Alisa - Frugal Foodi August 18, 2009 at 6:22 pm #

    This sounds seriously spicy! Love mustard though 🙂

    • Diane August 19, 2009 at 4:12 am #

      Alisa- It wasn't as hot as I thought it would be. It's a good hot but if you increase the peppers or leave on more seeds it can get really hot.

  3. Heather August 19, 2009 at 3:49 am #

    I have to agree with Gina, that's a tall hamburger stack! Looks yummy.

    I may have to try the mustard this weekend with some grilled brats.

    • Diane August 19, 2009 at 4:13 am #

      Heather- Yum, grilled brats. I'll bring the mustard over. What time is dinner?

  4. Linda August 19, 2009 at 5:45 am #

    I'm not a mustard or a spicy hot fan, but I'm sure lots of people would love it. Thanks for sharing. We've had big hamburger stacks before that were a riot to try and eat!

  5. Amy Green - Simply S August 19, 2009 at 2:13 pm #

    Looks great – I love dijon mustard. My belly doesn't handle spicy but I'm sure the cucumber cools it down a bit. I can't agree more with the concept – pack in the flavor!

  6. WendyGK August 20, 2009 at 9:47 am #

    Big mustard fans at my house. I'm giving that a try soon.

  7. Robin August 21, 2009 at 3:43 am #

    This looks really good. It makes quite a bit for my house though, how long do you think it will last in the fridge?

    • Diane August 21, 2009 at 10:09 am #

      Robin- It did make a lot. Not sure how long it will last since this is my first time around. We'll see. It goes a long way too. Might have to share it with some other spicy folks.


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