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Home Team’s Alabama White Sauce Recipe

South Carolina — arguably the birthplace of barbecue — is home to four native barbecue sauces: a heavy tomato, a light tomato, a vinegar-pepper, and a mustard-based sauce.

Recently, however, an interloper has crossed the border, and we find ourselves with a fifth sauce: the Alabama White Sauce.

Home Team BBQ Alabama White Sauce
Home Team BBQ Wings with Alabama White Sauce

Alabama White is, obviously, a mayonnaise-based sauce that reminds many of a simple coleslaw dressing; however, there is no question that Home Team’s Alabama White is popular on things other than cabbage, especially with their Smoked Chicken Wings.

Home Team chef and co-founder Aaron Siegel, who we featured in this interview, provided his recipe for his Smoked Chicken Wings and Alabama White BBQ Sauce to

If you’re making the wings, you have to make the sauce, and it won’t take long.

We have both the wing and sauce recipe along with over 150 pages more of authentic SCBBQ recipes in our cookbook: SCBBQ Recipes: Going Whole Hog.

Home Team BBQ currently has three locations in Charleston — Sullivan’s Island, Downtown, and West Ashley — with other locations opening in Greenville and Columbia. There is also a Home Team in Aspen, CO.

Here is the recipe for Home Team’s Alabama White BBQ Sauce:

Home Team Alabama White Sauce with Wings

Home Team BBQ’s Alabama White Sauce Recipe

Yield: 48 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

White barbecue sauce is new to South Carolina, not having the historic precedence of vinegar, tomato, or our very own mustard-based sauces. Chef Aaron Siegel's recipe is the perfect companion to his smoked chicken wings and it is easy to make at home.


  • 2 cups Duke's mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, coarsely ground
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, and cayenne.
  2. Chill until ready to use.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 48 Serving Size: 1.5 Tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 66Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 191mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

Want More Authentic SC BBQ Recipes?

Check out our SC BBQ Cookbook. Complete with over 150 pages of recipes from generations-old family cookbooks and today's top pitmasters.

Check out some of these other authentic SCBBQ sauce recipes we’ve published on destination-bbq:

Swig & Swine Mustard Sauce recipe

Moe’s Original Alabama White Sauce recipe

South Carolina’s Best Mustard-Based BBQ Sauce Recipe

And we’ve published the following sauce recipes in the SCBBQ Recipes: Going Whole Hog cookbook  (read more about that here):

Sauces and Rubs:

Vinegar-Pepper Sauces
  • Jay Phillips’ Whole Hog Sauce Recipe
  • Dad’s Mop Sauce Recipe
  • Eastern SC Vinegar-Pepper Sauce Recipe
  • Moore Family’s Little Fisher Hog Sauce Recipe
  • Lowcountry Vinegar Sauce Recipe
Mustard Sauces
  • Swig & Swine’s Mustard BBQ Sauce Recipe
  • Dukes BBQ-Style Sauce Recipe
  • Dukes BBQ Sauce – “Actual Recipe”
  • Simple South Carolina Mustard Sauce Recipe
  • Bessinger’s-Style Gold Sauce Recipe
Tomato-Based Sauces
  • John Padgett’s Kansas City BBQ Sauce Recipe
  • Honey-Hickory Barbecue Sauce Recipe
  • Bullies BBQs Thin Basting Sauce Recipe
  • Cherrywood Signature BBQ Sauce Recipe
  • “Carolina Red” Light Tomato Barbecue Sauce Recipe
  • Basic Tomato Barbecue Sauce Recipe
Other Sauces
  • Home Team BBQ Alabama White Sauce Recipe
  • Moe’s Original BBQ’s Alabama White Sauce Recipe
  • Brisket Mojo Sauce Recipe
  • Roller Family Hot Sauce Recipe
  • Salsa Verde with Avocado for Pulled Pork Recipe


Saturday 23rd of November 2019

Long story short, I didn't find this recipe until 10 minutes before my smoked wings were done! I only had Hellman's olive oil mayonnaise. I ended up adding another 3 tbsp of sugar and 1 tsp poppy seeds to the recipe!

This is the closest recipe I have tried to hometeam bbq! We travel to Sullivan's island every summer and we have to have wings and Alabama white sauce from home team!

James Roller

Monday 2nd of December 2019

Thanks for letting us know. Interesting. I would think the olive oil would throw off the taste and I like the poppy seed addition. Will have to try that myself. Thanks again!

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