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White BBQ Sauce Recipe

White BBQ Sauce

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"A friend of my mom's from Alabama gave her this recipe. It will keep in the refrigerator for several weeks. Remember to keep any sauce you use for brushing or basting meat separate from the rest, for food safety reasons!"

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  1. In a medium bowl, combine the mayonnaise, pepper, salt, lemon juice, vinegar and sugar. Mix all together until smooth. Use to baste chicken, pork chops or ribs as they cook on the grill. Serve extra as dipping sauce!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 14, 2005

This "white sauce" was made famous at Big Bob Gibson's BBQ in North Alabama. Several things are left out in this recipe such as horseradish and apple cider vinegar. Let it sit for a few hours to overnight and it really melds the taste.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 18, 2009

I just seen it made on tv @ big bobs bbq it was apple juice. along with some red pepper which looked to be cayenne pepper,horseradish,white vinegar,lemmon juice,black pepper,salt,sugar and of course mayo


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Sep 30, 2006

I am from Decatur, Al where this recipe originated from. The original recipe is to use miracle whip instead of the mayo, and leave out the sugar. Be sure to put in lots of black pepper too.

Oct 21, 2003

I have eaten this sauce only in select BBQ restaurants in North Alabama. We don't live there anymore and can't find white BBQ anywhere! This is a wonderful taste of home.

May 24, 2006

This sauce is incredible.. the trick is to make it up..put it in the fridge and dont touch it for at least 24 to 36 hours..it takes that long for the flavors to mingle..if you taste it too early it is awful and too sweet. I did make it with 4 packages of splenda instead of sugar..I found that I like making a bowl of salad, adding a pile of bbq brisket on top, and using this as the salad dressing also

Mar 02, 2010

Excellent - I've never had a mayo based BBQ sauce before but wanted to try some and am glad I did - I would cut down on the pepper a bit but other than that very good and worth trying.

Jul 31, 2007

if you like to bbq this is a fantastic sauce, thanks to other reviewers i added extra black pepper and horseradish to it, used it on bbq chicken the first night then with smoked catfish the next night.

Sep 05, 2006

This sauce is great! Not only is it a great BBQ sauce, it's wonderful on baked potatoes, as a dipping sauce for fresh veggies, and it's also good as a dipping sauce for steaks and chicken!


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  • Calories
  • 142 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.3 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 14.6 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 686 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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