Alabama White BBQ Sauce

This Alabama white bbq sauce is a tangy condiment made with mayonnaise, vinegar, apple juice, mustard, horseradish, lemon juice, and cayenne. It’s ideal for slathering on grilled chicken or pork, and is a phenomenal dip for French fries.

A spoonful of Alabama white bbq sauce above a jar of it.

This mayo-based Alabama white bbq sauce is just as enticing as any of its tomato-based counterparts. It’s bright and tangy, hot and sweet, and an admirable companion to all manner of grilled chicken or pork, hearty sandwiches, roasted veggies, even French fries.Jenny Howard

A blue bottle of Alabama white bbq sauce spilled on a wooden table with a plate of grilled chicken covered in white bbq sauce beside it.

Alabama White BBQ Sauce

A spoonful of Alabama white bbq sauce above a jar of it.
This Alabama white bbq sauce is a tangy condiment made with mayonnaise, vinegar, apple juice, mustard, horseradish, lemon juice, and cayenne. It’s ideal for slathering on grilled chicken or pork, and is a phenomenal dip for French fries.

Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins
Total 35 mins
Condiments
American
20 servings
158 kcal
5 / 2 votes
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Ingredients 

Directions
 

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, cider vinegar, apple juice, mustard, horseradish, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, and cayenne. Taste and, if desired, adjust the seasonings.
  • Cover and refrigerate the sauce for at least 30 minutes before using. (Transfer any unused sauce to a jar and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.)
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Show Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoonsCalories: 158kcal (8%)Carbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0.3g (1%)Fat: 17g (26%)Saturated Fat: 3g (19%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 9mg (3%)Sodium: 267mg (12%)Potassium: 23mg (1%)Fiber: 0.1gSugar: 1g (1%)Vitamin A: 37IU (1%)Vitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 5mg (1%)Iron: 0.1mg (1%)

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Recipe Testers’ Reviews

I’m a huge fan of white barbeque sauce in general and this is a stellar recipe. It makes a liberal amount (about 2 1/2 cups), so thank goodness it’s good on sandwiches and anything grilled.

Our favorite way to use it is on dry-rubbed bone-in chicken thighs (the very best meat for the grill, in my opinion). We also use it to dip roasted cauliflower and zucchini fritters. I used Duke’s mayo and a homemade whole grain mustard1 from the Leite’s Culinaria site.

This recipe hits all senses in your taste buds. I think it’s a great alternative to regular BBQ sauce and will be more versatile.

I liked the vinegar taste with this recipe. The apple juice tames the vinegar some and the lemon juice gives it a brighter taste. I did have to use coarsely ground Dijon mustard as I couldn’t find Creole mustard. I would want to add a little brown sugar and more cayenne for my taste.

Originally published May 24, 2020

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