Alabama White Sauce recipe

In BBQ-land, rubs and sauces add flavors to your well prepared smoked meat.

Some meat doesn’t need any additives, but sometimes it can really changes the experience.
I came across this sauce: In America it isn’t uncommon to see this sauce at you bbq joint, but here in the Netherlands it’s not really known (which is a shame).

Alabama White Sauce is in my opinion the number one BBQ sauce, ever!
But .. don’t take my word for it, try it out yourself.
It isn’t difficult to make it yourself with just a few ingredients! You probably already have most of them at home.

Ingredient list:

  • 500 gr Mayonaise
  • 150-200 gr. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon of wholegrain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Lemonjuice.
  • 3 Fresh finely crushed garlic gloves (optional)
  • Sea- or rocksalt
  • Black Peper
  • a pinch of Cayenne Peper -or- hot sauce


  1. Put the mayonaise (as the base), apple cider vinegar (for the acidity), horseradish, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and crushed garlic (garlic=life) into a bowl and mix it into a light (not thick) sauce.
    Adjust the amount of apple cider vinegar to your liking! The sauce should have the consistency of thick milk.
  2. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper (or some red hot sauce) and mix it into the bowl.
    1. Taste it:
      Add more mayonaise to soften the sauce -or- add more peper/hot sauce for more heat.
  3. Add the following ingredients to taste:
    1. Salt (not table salt) to bring up all flavors.
    2. Black peper for a punch.

This sauce work especially well with grilled/smoked chicken! Enjoy

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