The look of this homemade, white BBQ sauce may confuse you but it still has that smoky, tangy taste that you would expect from the classic deep brown-colored sauce.
This style of BBQ sauce is white because it is not made up of a cooked tomato base and other ingredients that give it that bold, dark color like molasses and Worcestershire. Instead, I use a mayo base with white vinegar; even the pepper is white to avoid adding color to this delicious, must-have, summer condiment!
These ingredients were carefully chosen to keep this BBQ sauce smooth and white but still have that classic smoky flavor that matches perfectly with barbecued foods like burgers and chicken. It’s also great for people who are avoiding food with tomato in it but are looking for a close alternative. It makes about 1 cup or 16 tablespoons.
- white vinegar
- liquid hickory smoke
- white sugar
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- white pepper
- mustard powder
How to Make it
This recipe is as simple as whisking together all of the ingredients; no cooking required. Use it in the same way you would regular BBQ sauce.
- Whisk. In a medium bowl, whisk all of the BBQ sauce ingredients together, until combined well.
- Transfer. Transfer to a jar or squeeze bottle and it’s ready to use.
Your fresh BBQ sauce can be stored in a jar or squeeze bottle for up to two weeks in the fridge.
We do a lot of barbecuing in the summer, so when I am feeling bored of the same old sauce for my grilled burgers, chicken, smokies and pork, I turn to this recipe. Did you enjoy this white BBQ sauce recipe? Let me know in the comments and please share!
White BBQ Sauce Recipe
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons liquid hickory smoke
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon white pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon mustard powder
- In a medium bowl, whisk all of the BBQ sauce ingredients together, until combined well.
- Transfer to a jar or squeeze bottle and it’s ready to use. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.