White BBQ Sauce

White BBQ Sauce


"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!"


servings 142 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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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  1. 68 Ratings


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 ...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

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!

Steam some chunks of redskinned potatoes, then marinate them in this sauce for several hours or overnight. Thread on skewers and grill until warm and browned. Great with any meat.

I've never had the original in Alabama. All I can say is, as a lover of BBQ sauce, this is really unique and good. It's a new staple in my BBQ sauce rotation.