Have you ever had white barbecue sauce? In the South most people will tell you once you’ve had this version, you won’t want to go back to the red-style again. White Barbecue Sauce is creamy with a mildly spicy kick and makes a great dipping sauce as well as a baste for grilled chicken.
Whew! Fourth of July weekend– always a whirlwind of good friends and a multitude of backyard barbecues. Virtually everyone’s menu consists of one or more of the grilled staples. Some sort of barbecue, burgers & dogs, kebabs, etc. Our menu was no exception– except we did decide to bring something a bit different to this year’s party. In addition to nam prik shrimp kebabs, burgers and dogs, we also went with barbecued chicken. I’m sure when I say that you immediately think of the familiar reddish-brown sauce most of us are used to. However, we decided to throw a curve ball and opted for a white-based version this year. And it got rave reviews- from both the kids and the adults.
We just love this sauce, also known as Alabama White Barbecue Sauce. It makes a great baste for juicy grilled chicken. It even works as a marinade for breasts, tenderloins, even wings. It tenderizes the meat like no other, all while infusing it with flavor. The kids even like swapping it out for traditional barbecue as a dipping sauce for their nuggets. I’ve seen them dip their fries in it too, even caught them chip-dipping it a time or two. This stuff’s finger lickin’ good y’all.
Don’t be afraid to change things up. Especially in this case, change is a deliciously good thing. This creamy mayonnaise-based sauce is versatile– able to be used in lou of your regular barbecue sauce in almost any application. It’s zesty, tangy, offering a hint of spice and a mild kick that’re highly addictive. It’s quick and easy to throw together and sure to become a new favorite, and a refrigerator staple.
- 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1 tbsp coarsely ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp whole grain mustard
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tbsp minced garlic, fresh is best
- 2-3 tsp prepared horseradish
- Add all of the ingredients into a blender. Blend until the sauce is smooth.
- Use it in place of any red barbecue sauce.
- Store any extra in an airtight tupper ware or sealed mason jar. This will keep for up to a week.