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Big Bob Gibson's White BBQ Sauce Copycat

Rated as 4.17 out of 5 Stars

"This is not the EXACT recipe. However, it is hard to tell the difference in taste! Adjust the ratios to make the spice and/or consistency to what your taste buds prefer. Great for BBQ, drizzled on shrimp tacos, sandwiches, etc!"
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5 m servings 106
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Stir mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, lemon juice, horseradish, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl until smooth. Slowly stream water into the sauce, increasing the amount until you reach your desired consistency.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • If you are using this recipe to grill, be sure to add the sauce during the last few minutes to avoid burning.
  • If you are using this on seafood, I recommend adding a teaspoon of garlic powder as well!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 106 calories; 10.9 2.2 0.1 5 225 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

this is the perfect fish taco sauce ,every one loves it

Most helpful critical review

It was way too runny and sweet. I will not make this again.

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this is the perfect fish taco sauce ,every one loves it

This is really good...I put it on our burgers...was delish!!!...only difference I did was add a tsp of liquid smoke,and a tsp of sweet paprika..I also only used 1/2 tsp sugar...placed in fridge ...

Very good base! I upped the cayenne and added a little chile powder, garlic powder, and a touch of cumin. Used to baste on chicken wings and reserved some to use as extra dipping sauce.

I made this to use as a cold dipping sauce for our Alice Springs chicken. Delicious! I didn’t make any changes. It’s great as is!

Excellent! Used half of the sugar, otherwise made as written.

I made this sauce to pair with Margarita Grilled Shrimp (another great recipe here at Allrecipes). It was a lovely compliment to the spicy shrimp... would be great on a shrimp taco.

Wow!! Super tasty! Perfect amount of flavor. Tangy with s a hint of sweetness. Making shrimp tacos tonight and can’t wait to use it. Definitely going to be added to my regular sauces. Super simp...

I used it on carnitas. added some really great flavor

It was way too runny and sweet. I will not make this again.