White Barbecue Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: about 1 cup of white barbecue sauce
Pitmaster Bob Gibson started using this now-famous table sauce at Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur, AL, almost 100 years ago. Bob’s kin think the mayo-based condiment was his way of keeping his three-hour barbecue chicken moist.



  1. In a small dish, stir together the mayonnaise, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, garlic, onion powder, sugar and a few shakes of hot sauce; season with salt, to taste. Refrigerate at least 20 minutes or up to a day in advance for the flavors to come together.