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Alabama-Style White Barbecue Sauce

Chef John

"This incredibly easy-to-make Alabama white barbecue sauce was invented in 1925 by Robert 'Big Bob' Gibson at Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Q restaurant, in Decatur. Don't let this mixture's appearance stop you from trying what is a devastatingly delicious marinade, basting sauce, and serving sauce."
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servings 540 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings (3 cups)

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  • Cook's Note:
  • When basting, brush two or three applications on each side toward the end of cooking over more indirect heat. It sears on nicely. As a table sauce, it's great on any of the traditional barbecued meats, but since it's really just a salad dressing, it's also wonderful for making potato salad, coleslaw, and grilled vegetables.
  • You can use this sauce on chicken, ribs, pulled pork, or any fatty meat.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 540 calories; 58.4 g fat; 4.7 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 28 mg cholesterol; 788 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I made five BBQ sauces today to get a head start on the 40 pound whole hog I will be fixing for Thanksgiving and I've got to say that this one was the best hands down. None of the sauces I made ...

Very easy, very tasty. I could not find extra hot horseradish and didn't measure the vinegar, which dominated a bit, so I will be more cautious with that next time. Also, it goes a long way, so ...

I didn't have a lemon so I used the only lime I had. I couldn't find "extra hot" horseradish so I made do with what Food Lion had. Next year it'll be home grown. That being said, I'm excited for...

How do I love this? Let me count the ways!!! I originally made it for Pulled Pork and it was wonderful on that. But it's also great as a dip for French Fries and makes an outstanding Cole slaw...

This is an awesome recipe. Everyone must do this and I only use skin-on thighs, but everyone loves it and asks for it often. This is a big party hit and always set aside the sauce for extra di...

Hubby loved it and uses it on so many things. Last night we even put it on corn on the cob. I will use a bit less vinegar next time per my taste.

Absolutely delicious! I used it as a serving sauce with roast chicken. Fantastic. Only change was substituting red wine vinegar since i didn’t have any apple cider vinegar. This would be good wi...

Delicious on EVERYTHING and so easy!!

I used this recipe for originally intended: COLESLAW. Everyone who ate the coleslaw loved it. I would definitely make it agan.