White BBQ Sauce is the most unique one in line of all BBQ sauces. It’s unlike the deep burgundy tomato based BBQ sauces most people are used to but I am about to introduce you to the very addicting, creamy, mayonnaise based BBQ sauce. It’s tangy, spicy, and a little sweet. This sauce will turn your grilled chicken into something unbelievable.
WHAT IS WHITE BBQ SAUCE
Some of you might be looking at this post with mouth wide open, thinking “mayonnaise based BBQ sauce? What? What is that?” Well, I’m about to introduce you to one of the best sauces. The rest of you probably already know it and are here to get this awesome recipes.
White BBQ sauce is a staple sauce in Alabama barbecue. There are actually many regions that are known for their BBQ sauces. Kansas City is popular for sweet and tangy tomato based sauce, South Carolina is famous for mustard based BBQ sauce, in Memphis they prefer dry rubs instead of sauce, and North Carolina has their vinegar-heavy thinner BBQ sauce. Northern Alabama is well known for their creamy, mayonnaise barbecue sauce.
Bob Gibson is the genius behind this sauce that he created back in 1925. He created it for his restaurant Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur, AL. Originally, he used it to dip his chicken fresh out of the smoke pit, before he served it. Now, it’s more of an “all around” sauce that they use as a dip, mixed in with coleslaw, and coating and mixing with different chicken recipes.
White BBQ sauce most commonly has the same base ingredients: mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Beyond that, different recipes include variety of ingredients to create a little more unique flavor. I like to combine tangy, sweet, and spicy together in my recipe to hit all the important taste notes.
What does it taste like?
This sauce is creamy, tangy, with a touch of sweetness to balance out the spice. The tang comes from horseradish and you get some spice from white pepper, garlic, and Creole mustard. To balance these flavors, there is white granulated sugar and paprika is meant to give the whole sauce some brightness. All of the ingredients together is like a party in your mouth that bursts with every bite.
HOW TO MAKE WHITE BBQ SAUCE
It is incredibly easy to make this sauce and there is no cooking needed.
First, measure your ingredients and add them all to a mixing bowl.
Next, grab a whisk and mix, mix, mix until it is all smooth.
Last, transfer into a glass jar with a lid or use it right away.
HOW TO USE WHITE BBQ SAUCE
This sauce is perfect to glaze freshly grilled and smoked chicken but it doesn’t stop there. There are so many things you can do with this sauce so let your imagination go free and see where it takes you.
You can use it as a marinade before cooking the chicken too. It will be especially good on some chicken tenders.
Toss wings in some sauce and then, use it as a dipping sauce too.
We love to add a generous spread of white BBQ on sandwiches.
Pour yourself a cup full of sauce and dip your fries and chips it in. Trust me, it’s going to be life-changing!
STORING WHITE BBQ SAUCE
Store this sauce in a glass jar with an air-tight lid and make sure to keep it in the refrigerator. Properly stored, it should last up to a week. To help extend shelf life, make sure to pour sauce out of the bottle instead of reaching in with a spoon.
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White BBQ Sauce
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp white pepper
- 1 tbsp Creole mustard or other spicy or gourmet mustard
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
- 4 garlic cloves pressed
- 1 tbsp horseradish
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp paprika
- Measure your ingredients and add them all to a mixing bowl.
- Whisk it all together until fully combined.
- Transfer the sauce into a glass jar with a lid or use it right away.
- Store this sauce in a glass jar with an air-tight lid and make sure to keep it in the refrigerator. Properly stored, it should last up to a week. To help extend shelf life, make sure to pour sauce out of the bottle instead of reaching in with a spoon.