White Barbecue Sauce – Homemade Recipes for Beginners

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Barbecue sauce has a rich and diverse history. In ages past, it was used only as a flavoring or marinade on barbecued meat. Today we use BBQ sauce not only on barbecue but on other foods too. Barbecue sauce is made in many different ways all around the world, but they share some common properties. All sauces involve a base, salty, spicy and sweet elements and the smoky flavor. White BBQ sauce originates from North Alabama and is mayonnaise-based. While tomato-based sauces are much more popular, white BBQ sauce is also a must-try with all barbecue lovers. White sauce tastes especially good when served with barbecued chicken.

A wide variety of ready-made BBQ sauces are available but nothing beats the taste and satisfaction of making your own sauce at home. While this may seem to be a daunting task for a beginner, it is just a matter of using the right ingredients in the right proportions. The white sauce recipes below are sure to be a hit with your friends and family at your next barbecue party.


Recipe 1


  • 1 and a half cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Creole mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced


Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and then whisk. This sauce is best served with chicken and can be refrigerated for up to a week.


Recipe 2


  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons white sugar
  • Table salt, to taste


Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl until it is smooth. This sauce can be used to glaze the meat while cooking and also as a dip along with the prepared meat.

Recipe 3


  • 1 and a half cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon coarse ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • Sugar and salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons horseradish


Mix up all the ingredients in a bowl and then blend until it is smooth. This white sauce goes well with barbecued chicken and can even be used with baked potatoes.

Recipe 4


  • 1 and a half cups mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup plus 2 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  •  Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  •  Cayenne pepper, to taste


Mix the mayonnaise, vinegar, lemon juice, horseradish and mustard powder in a bowl until it is smooth. Add salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste. This sauce can also be used both as a glaze and as an accompaniment.

These recipes are all variations of the traditional Alabama white sauce first prepared by Bob Gibson way back in 1925. Once you master the above recipes, you can start experimenting on your own. By tweaking the proportions of the ingredients you can come up with your own version of the famous Alabama white sauce, to suit your personal taste. And even better, with your own “secret recipe”, who knows where you might end up; my best guess would be at least at the head of a happy barbecue evening with friends and family!

Smoked Chicken with Beer

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Smoked chicken with a can of beer is always a showstopper.

Beer is a great match for food because of the complexity of its flavors and its perfect ability to provide refreshment. says Marc Stroobandt, master beer sommelier for the Food and Beer Consultancy, UK.

Pairing beer with the smoked chicken is all about finding a perfect balance. The beer you choose should take the side of both the parties without overpowering any.

How could that not be a match made in heaven?

Beers have a slightly bitter taste which works perfectly with heavy foods. It leaves you spellbound and always in a need of more (I’m looking at you, beer-bellies!).

For the ones who are not familiar with the preparation of smoked chicken with beer.

A simple way to prepare is, before sprinkling the salt over the entire surface and inside the cavity of the chicken, remove the excess fat and Cover the chicken with plastic wrap and refrigerate. After that rinse the chicken inside out the cold water and then dry it and season it. Rub it with paprika, pepper, coriander and cumin seeds. Now prepare the grill over medium heat and pour out half the beer and then by placing the beer can on a soils surface, plunk the chicken cavity over the can over the beer. When the wood chips begin to smoke, transfer the leftover can to the grill and Grill over indirect medium heat, with the lid closed, until the juices run clear and then Carefully remove the chicken and can from the grill and Let the chicken rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Finally, lift the chicken from the beer can and cut into serving pieces. Vertical cooking chicken is always preferable as it is believed to give better results.

Beer-butt Chicken.

A very easy recipe with a crispy layer outside and moist inside, leaves one loving it.

This method of cooking chicken may look a bit undignified but it is believed to keep the chicken juicy and feeble. It’s is nearly a fail-safe way to achieve perfection in barbecue. There is no surprise why this dish is one of the most popular among smoking recipes. This is actually one of those dishes which gives you the reason to drink and taste the beer. Beer can smoked chicken is an American classic dish, also known as Beer-Butt-Chicken.

Historically speaking, the legend of beer can chicken originated nearly fifty years ago in the US colleges.
This type of recipe pumps up the flavor by infusing moisture making this protein-rich staple more tender and delicious.

This chicken on the throne is fast becoming an American legend.

This beer can chicken steams the bird from the inside, infusing moisture and wonderful flavors, and then…it roasts the outside to a crispy, spicy delight. And further, it requires very little effort at the grill! Then what’s not to love in this?

Thus it does not matter what booze you take unless you make a perfect combination with a dish to eat.
Chicken and beer are there to hit the spot!

Low work with the high-quality result!