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At many barbecue joints across the South, white barbecue sauce (sometimes referred to as Alabama white BBQ sauce) is the sauce of choice. It's typically a mayonnaise-based sauce, made tangy with the addition of vinegar, horseradish, and mustard. Fans of white sauce say that once you've doused your barbecued chicken in this sauce, you'll never go back to red barbecue sauce. Personally, we like a little bit of both on a pulled pork sandwich, but especially for smoked chicken, you absolutely can't beat the rich tang of white barbecue sauce. Try it on any of your barbecue favorites this summer, from slabs of ribs to Texas-style brisket. This white BBQ sauce recipe happens to be great for drizzling, but if you prefer a thicker sauce, omit some or all of the water. If you don’t have Creole mustard on hand or have a difficult time finding it in your supermarket, you can easily substitute your favorite grainy or coarse ground mustard instead.

Recipe by Southern Living August 2005


Recipe Summary

5 mins
5 mins
Makes 2 cups


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  • Combine all of the ingredients in a medium-size mixing bowl; whisk until completely comnbined. Serve with your favorite barbecue dishes. Store in the refrigerator up to 1 week.