South East White BBQ Sauce

Barbecue sauce is like a beautiful woman. If it’s too sweet, it’s bound to be hiding something.

-Lyle Lovett

I was Alabama born & I am a North Carolina transplant. Basically what that means is you have to learn to adapt to the different southern food cultures.

In college, my favorite meal came on football weekend Sundays. When my parents would be in Tuscaloosa we would go to church and then immediately dash to Cypress Inn for brunch. My favorite thing on the menu was hands down their grilled chicken with Alabama white BBQ Sauce. It is this unique mayonnaise based BBQ sauce unlike anything you have ever had before. SO FREAKING GOOD!

When I moved to North Carolina everyone ranted and raved about Lexington BBQ. It is seriously famous across the south. Lexington BBQ is known for its vinegar based BBQ sauce. It is a thin & tart BBQ sauce that is a specialty in these parts. People in North Carolina love the stuff.

I love BBQ sauce, so when I went to make some of my own, why not combine the best of both worlds? This South East White BBQ sauce is the perfect combination of Alabama & North Carolina in every bite. It is mayonnaise based with a vinegar kick that will confuse your taste buds & make you crave more instantly!

South East White BBQ Sauce

South East White BBQ Sauce

When you first combine the mayonnaise & apple cider vinegar it will seem very thin. After the sauce is made & you allow it to chill in the refrigerator it will thicken up nicely.

South East White BBQ Sauce

South East White BBQ Sauce

South East White BBQ Sauce

South East White BBQ Sauce

This South East White BBQ sauce can be used for anything. I personally put it on every BBQ sandwich I make but I have also been known to dip fries in it as well. My favorite use is with my pulled BBQ chicken sliders!

If you are an adventurous sauce eater, this sauce is the one for you. Try it at least once & I promise you won’t regret it!


3.5 from 2 votes
South East White BBQ Sauce
South East White BBQ Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  1. Add mayonnaise and apple cider vinegar into a bowl & whisk to combine. Attempt to whisk out all mayonnaise clumps that may form. 

  2. Next add salt, pepper, worcestershire sauce, garlic powder & cayenne pepper into the bowl. Mix well.

  3. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes to chill before serving. 

Recipe Notes

This is BBQ sauce is the perfect mix of Alabama White BBQ sauce & North Carolina Vinegar based BBQ sauce. It definitely has a vinegar kick to it. If you want to tone down the vinegar either add more mayonnaise to the recipe or just add less ACV than recipe requires. 

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