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Easy Alabama White Sauce Recipe

The tangy goodness of mayonnaise combined with apple cider vinegar and spices enhances everything that Alabama White Sauce is put on from chicken to seafood to turkey and everything in between.

white bbq sauce

The recipe that I use for Alabama White Barbecue Sauce comes from Great American Grilling: The Ultimate Backyard Barbecue & Tailgating Cookbook.

The recipe creates a white bbq sauce very similar to Big Bob Gibson’s Original White Sauce which is known throughout the barbecuing community as one of the best.  If you are in Alabama or the southeast, you can easily pick up a bottle at your local grocery store.  If not, then this recipe is a pretty good clone.

bottle of Big Bob Gibson's Original White Sauce

We all probably have all of the ingredients already in our pantry and it comes together in no time.  The hardest part about making it is waiting a few hours for the flavors to meld before using it.

white bbq sauce on chicken

How To Make Alabama White Barbecue Sauce

To make Alabama’s favorite barbecue sauce, you need the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons horseradish

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl, cover, and chill before serving. You can add additional apple cider vinegar for a thinner sauce with a bit more bite. 

How easy is that?!

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Alabama White Barbecue Sauce

Alabama White Barbecue Sauce is a must for grilling season.  The tangy goodness of mayonnaise combined with apple cider vinegar and spices enhances everything that it is put on.

Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword Alabama, Alabama White Sauce, BBQ, sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 127 kcal
Author Lynda

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons horseradish

Instructions

  1. Combine in a bowl, cover and chill before serving. You can add additional apple cider vinegar for a thinner sauce with a bit more bite.

Nutrition Facts
Alabama White Barbecue Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 214mg9%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
My family and I like to use it on top of grilled chicken, though one family member loves it so much that she has been known to put it on hard-boiled eggs.  It’s that good.



Great American Grilling cookbook

Great American Grilling: The Ultimate Backyard Barbecue & Tailgating Cookbook has 250 recipes for grilling, barbecuing, and tailgating.  Kent Whitaker, the author, won the Emeril Live/Food Network Barbecue Contest, so he knows his stuff. 

Throughout the book, Kent includes tips and tidbits about grilling and barbecuing.  The book is divided into the following chapters:

  • Awesome Appetizers
  • Let’s Get Dipping
  • Grille Sandwiches
  • Foil Packet Magic
  • Pizza on the Grill
  • Dogs, Brats & Other Links

Though not mentioned in the chapter headings, there are also recipes for side dishes, desserts, sauces, rubs, and marinades, making the cookbook an invaluable resource when it comes to grilling.

Go ahead and make this Alabama White Barbecue Sauce.  You will see why so many people in Alabama and around the South love it.  Look for it at your favorite bookstore or at Amazon.com.

Alabama White Barbecue Sauce on a spoon

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Kim

Saturday 1st of August 2020

Is this just used as a finishing sauce or do you baste it on the meat as it cooks?

Lynda

Sunday 2nd of August 2020

Great question! It's used as a finishing sauce.

Sara Ekkens

Thursday 9th of July 2020

Can this be canned?

Lynda

Friday 10th of July 2020

I don't know.