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Alabama-Style White Barbecue Sauce

Alabama-Style White Barbecue Sauce

Chef John

"This incredibly easy-to-make Alabama white barbecue sauce was invented in 1925 by Robert 'Big Bob' Gibson at Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Q restaurant, in Decatur. Don't let this mixture's appearance stop you from trying what is a devastatingly delicious marinade, basting sauce, and serving sauce."
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servings 540 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 540 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 58.4 g
  • 90%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 788 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  • Cook's Note:
  • When basting, brush two or three applications on each side toward the end of cooking over more indirect heat. It sears on nicely. As a table sauce, it's great on any of the traditional barbecued meats, but since it's really just a salad dressing, it's also wonderful for making potato salad, coleslaw, and grilled vegetables.
  • You can use this sauce on chicken, ribs, pulled pork, or any fatty meat.

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Very easy, very tasty. I could not find extra hot horseradish and didn't measure the vinegar, which dominated a bit, so I will be more cautious with that next time. Also, it goes a long way, so ...

I made five BBQ sauces today to get a head start on the 40 pound whole hog I will be fixing for Thanksgiving and I've got to say that this one was the best hands down. None of the sauces I made ...

How do I love this? Let me count the ways!!! I originally made it for Pulled Pork and it was wonderful on that. But it's also great as a dip for French Fries and makes an outstanding Cole slaw...

This is an awesome recipe. Everyone must do this and I only use skin-on thighs, but everyone loves it and asks for it often. This is a big party hit and always set aside the sauce for extra di...

I made this for a family BBQ and it turned out great! Our guests enjoyed the sauce on some smoked chicken and ribs. The next time I prepare the sauce, I will add a bit more cayenne and horsera...

Hubby loved it and uses it on so many things. Last night we even put it on corn on the cob. I will use a bit less vinegar next time per my taste.

Excellent. I used it as a BBQ sauce on ribs.

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