White Barbecue Sauce

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Creamy with loads of pepper, this white barbecue sauce is a favorite of Southerners. Use this sauce as a dipping sauce or a marinade and paint it on chicken then grill. White Barbecue Sauce is ridiculously easy to make.  You just whisk everything together in a bowl until smooth, then pour into a jar and refrigerate at least 2 hours. It’s so simple, but so, so good.

White Barbecue Sauce is a regional favorite. A traditional Alabama BBQ sauce, this vinegar-based sauce has quickly become a favorite with anyone that’s tried it. It’s not what you envision when you think of barbecue sauce. At all. It’s white and not sweet. It has a vinegar base, not a tomato base like most barbecue sauces.

This distinctive, zingy sauce marries the taste of mayonaisse with tangy vinegar, punchy horseradish, and a peppery blend of spices. It’s bound to become your go-to sauce for dunking smoked or grilled chicken and fried green tomatoes or using as a dipping sauce for fried okra and French fries. Additionally, try this Barbecue Sauce as marinade, use it to baste, or use it as an all-purpose table sauce. The possibilities are endless!

Try this Barbecue Sauce on Grilled Tri Tip Steak, St. Louis-Style Steak or Savory Grilled T-Bones.


White Barbecue Sauce

white barbecue sauce

Try this delicious White Barbecue Sauce also known as Alabama Sauce.

  • Author: Hey Grill Hey
  • Prep Time: :05
  • Total Time: :05
  • Yield: 1.25 cups 1x
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Mix


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon brown mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • In a bowl, combine all ingredients.
  • Whisk until smooth. Transfer to an air-tight container and refrigerator for 2 hours before serving.
  • Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
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