5-Ingredient Alabama White Barbecue Sauce Recipe

If you're a fan of barbecue, you may be familiar with the classic Alabama white sauce. This tangy and creamy sauce is typically used as a dipping sauce for chicken or as a condiment for pulled pork sandwiches. Many recipes for Alabama white sauce can be quite complicated, requiring a long list of ingredients and a lot of preparation time. 

Recipe developer Miriam Hahn brings us this recipe for 5-ingredient Alabama white barbeque sauce and says, "I love making simple sauces that can be used for a variety of things. I'm using mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, horseradish, mustard, and garlic salt — all items that I always have on hand and a great combination of zesty flavors. Outside of its traditional uses, this sauce is great as a salad dressing, coleslaw dressing, a dip with vegetables, french fries or zucchini fries. And it's super easy to modify if you follow a vegan diet by just swapping out the standard mayo with vegan mayo."

Gather the ingredients for 5-ingredient Alabama white barbeque sauce

To make this recipe, we'll need some mayo, apple cider vinegar, horseradish, yellow mustard, and garlic salt. "If you don't happen to have apple cider vinegar, white vinegar or even red wine vinegar will work as a substitute. Horseradish comes in various spice levels so if you want your Alabama sauce to have a spicier kick, go for hot horseradish," Hahn shares.

Measure out the ingredients

Get out your measuring utensils to get this sauce going. It shouldn't take but a few minutes to portion out what you need. If you are making the sauce for a crowd, double it!

Combine the ingredients

Take out a small jar or bowl and spoon in the mayonnaise, vinegar, horseradish, mustard, and garlic salt. "I like to use a small whisk to combine the ingredients to make it smooth," Hahn shares.

Serve or store

You can serve the sauce right after mixing but when it sits in the fridge and chills, the flavors are melded together and enhanced. Just make sure to seal it up tight in the fridge and the sauce will last for up to two weeks. Whether you are a barbecue enthusiast or simply looking for a quick and easy sauce to liven up your next meal, this 5-ingredient Alabama white sauce is a must-try.

5-Ingredient Alabama White Barbecue Sauce Recipe
5 from 21 ratings
Learn how to make this quick and easy Alabama white barbecue sauce in only five minutes.
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jar of sauce with wooden spoon
Total time: 5 minutes
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  1. Measure out all of the ingredients.
  2. Combine mayonnaise, vinegar, horseradish, mustard, and garlic salt in a small bowl. Mix with a whisk to fully blend.
  3. Serve or store in the fridge.
Calories per Serving 205
Total Fat 22.3 g
Saturated Fat 3.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 11.3 mg
Total Carbohydrates 0.8 g
Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
Total Sugars 0.3 g
Sodium 189.8 mg
Protein 0.1 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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