Alabama White Barbecue Sauce

Today, I’m bringing you a real rarity. In fact, it is pretty much unheard of outside of North Alabama. White BBQ Sauce, even my husband (who is from a town in Georgia only four hours away) had never heard of it. A lot of folks in south Alabama have never heard of it.

This is truly a regional thing, but also a regional requirement. EVERY BBQ restaurant in North Alabama features white bbq sauce on their menu, their meats, and their tables and North Alabamians eat it with everything from french fries to bread to chicken and ribs. This unique, tangy flavor is the perfect compliment to just about everything.

Personally, I like to use so much that my food is swimming in it. How about we make up a batch for you?

To make your own white barbecue sauce, you’ll need: mayonnaise, black pepper, salt, lemon juice, white vinegar, and sugar.
Place mayonnaise in a bowl, add vinegar.
Add lemon juice.
…salt
…pepper
…and sugar.
Mix it all well with a whisk, or just put all of  your ingredients into a large jar with a lid and give it a really good shaking!
OH LAWDY!
You have just made White Barbecue Sauce!
Before you go wow your friends, get a french fry or a piece of chicken and give it  good dunking so you can be the first to taste!!!
YUM!!!
I could just live on this y’all, honest!
Alabama White Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients

  • White Barbecue Sauce
  • 2 Cups Mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons salt
  • 2 Tablespoons black pepper
  • 6 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 6 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 Tablespoons white sugar

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together and stir well.
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Comments

  1. Marcia Harris says

    i love anything with Mayonnaise, (chuckle) I’m from the cold North but but all 3 kids were born in Fla. I married young 17 and had the best Southern Mother in law from MS a gracious lady and not knowing how to cook she taught me and it was the best thing I ever learned! I’am 74 now an married to my Northern country husband and love to cook he thought he died and went to heaven when I’d cook Southern style. I have the best of both worlds Northern recipes and Southern God is good!

  2. Linda Watson says

    This is the sauce I use for cole slaw, except don’t use the lemon juice. Can’t wait to try it on chicken as a dipping sauce. Bet it would be even better with some horse radish sauce added in there! Hee Hee, I’m hungry :) .

  3. Ruth says

    I made the slow cooker pulled pork the other day and it got so many compliments! I decided to make the white barbecue sauce, despite being brought up in Dothan, where we didn’t have it. Again, everyone at our picnic thought it was just wonderful. I’m currently living in England and my friends love my Southern food obsession. I’m so glad I found you Christy! I’m trying to expand my repertoire so expect some cyber-stalking from me

  4. Eva says

    My momma never used mayo or miracle whip she used these exact ingredients, plus a cup of canned milk shook it up and poured it over coleslaw, always tasted better the next day. Will have to try this.

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  1. [...] Alabama White Barbecue Sauce: This is truly a regional thing, but also a regional requirement. EVERY BBQ restaurant in North Alabama features white bbq sauce on their menu, their meats, and their tables and North Alabamians eat it with everything from french fries to bread to chicken and ribs. This unique, tangy flavor is the perfect compliment to just about everything. Personally, I like to use so much that my food is swimming in it. How about we make up a batch for you? Recipe from Southern Plate. [...]

  2. [...] Of course, even the sauce used in food that is said to have been “barbecued” – the term so often used for grilling or charbroiling – is a candidate for debate. Many of us are familiar with a tomato-based sauce that is sweet, sour and spicy. Other parts of the U.S. of A enjoy theirs with a foundation of mustard, vinegar and even mayonnaise. [...]

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