Alabama White Barbecue Sauce Has Unique Flavor

Traditional Alabama white barbecue sauce was originally made using raw eggs. Beaten into a thin clear base of vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper, tangy white bbq sauce was created.

Nowadays mayonnaise is usually substituted for the raw eggs, for the sake of convenience and safety. This uncooked barbecue sauce is an easy one to make.

The Recipe:
Alabama White Barbecue Sauce

To make this sauce, you will need...

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Combine the ingredients in a tightly sealed jar, shaking until well blended. Refrigerate overnight to allow the flavors to blend.

This recipe for white barbecue sauce is a little on the spicy side, and heavy with the flavor of black pepper. If a milder sauce is desired, use less black pepper and use just a pinch of cayenne.

This sauce goes well with both pork and chicken. It makes a great marinade, too. To see this sauce in action, check out this recipe for marinated chicken breasts, quick-grilled then served on a bed of mixed greens. It's downright tasty!