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BBQ Mayo

May 12, 2020 (Last Updated: June 11, 2022) by Chris Collins

If you love BBQ Sauce and Mayonnaise you’re going to fall in love with this homemade Mayocue. Plus, it couldn’t be easier to make!

teaspoon dunked into white pot of bbq mayo


Yes, this is a real thing, this is actually happening. Put simply – Mayocue is essentially a combination of mayonnaise and BBQ sauce. BUT, like most recipes on this blog, I like to spruce things up a little (i.e take things too far). For the best dang BBQ mayo you’ll ever taste here’s what you’ll need:

  • Mayo
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Onion & Garlic Powder

In it’s most simple form, you can just use BBQ sauce and mayo, but I highly recommend adding in the extra goodies for the ultimate flavour.

teaspoon dipping into small white bowl of sauce

BBQ Mayo

Depending on how ‘barbequey’ you like you BBQ mayo, you might want to adjust, but I personally feel a 50/50 ratio works best.

Top Tip – Use a good quality BBQ sauce and one with a ‘neutral’ flavour i.e not smoky, spicy etc.

How do you store BBQ Mayo?

I usually make this in advance (helps the flavours develop) and keep tightly covered in the fridge until needed. Keeps well for up to 3 days (longer at your discretion).

How can I use BBQ Mayo?

Use at as a dip for things like Onion Rings, Sweet Potato Fries, Wedges (all finger food recipes), spread it on burgers or even in wraps and pitas!

white pot with mayo inside surrounded by french fries

And there we have it! Mayocue aka the most incredible BBQ dip aka your new favourite obsession.

If you like the sound of this then definitely check out my Sweet Chilli Mayo, Sriracha Mayo and Garlic Aioli!

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Recipes using BBQ Sauce

Alrighty, let’s tuck into the full recipe for this BBQ dip shall we?!

hand dunking french fries into bbq mayo

How to make BBQ Mayo (Full Recipe & Video)

teaspoon dipping into small white bowl of sauce

BBQ Mayo (Mayocue)

If you love BBQ Sauce and Mayonnaise you're going to fall in love with this homemade Mayocue. Plus, it couldn't be easier to make!
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Servings (click & slide): 4
Course: Dip
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Calories per serving: 126kcal
Cost per serving: £1.50 / $2


  • Small Pot
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Cling Film (optional)

Ingredients (check list):

  • 4 tbsp Full Fat Mayo
  • 4 tbsp BBQ Sauce
  • 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder


  • In a small pot combine all of the ingredients and stir well.
  • If you want it slightly creamier add a touch more mayo, if you want more BBQ flavour add a touch more BBQ sauce.
  • Cover with cling film pop in the fridge until ready to serve, or serve right away! See recipe notes for usage and storage.

Quick 1 min demo!


a) Vinegar - Apple cider vinegar works the best with this recipe. The slight apple flavour goes beautifully with BBQ sauce. At a stretch you can sub white wine vinegar or white vinegar. The vinegar is there to balance out the sweetness of the BBQ sauce, so I do recommend adding it.
b) BBQ Sauce - Go for a good quality BBQ sauce (not the one that's been staring at you from the back of the cupboard for the last year). Also go for a neutral flavoured BBQ sauce i.e not sweet, smoky, spicy etc.
c) Storage - I usually make this ahead of time, just to help the flavours develop. I usually keep it tightly covered in the fridge for up to 3 days (longer at your discretion).
d) Usage - Works perfectly as a dip for things like Onion Rings, Sweet Potato Fries and Wedges. Also goes great in a burger. You can also spread in wraps and pitas!
e) Calories - assuming the whole dip is divided by 4.

Your Private Notes:


Nutrition Facts
BBQ Mayo (Mayocue)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 94
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.48g16%
Saturated Fat 1.63g8%
Trans Fat 0.026g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6.209g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.344g
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 277mg12%
Potassium 65mg2%
Carbohydrates 7.72g3%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 5.92g7%
Protein 0.36g1%
Vitamin A 196IU4%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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  • Reply
    April 14, 2023 at 4:10 pm

    I don’t often get excited by sauces but this one is absolutely devine. I put it on everything, even on toast so the amazing flavor just stands alone, unhindered by any other flavors. There is always a jar in my fridge. Awesome

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      April 15, 2023 at 6:10 pm

      That’s so great to hear, Chris! Glad it goes down well. Thanks so much for stopping by for a review. C.

  • Reply
    August 9, 2021 at 12:24 am

    5 stars
    Ive been making BBQ/Mayo sauce for 30 plus years. Its a great spread for basic sandwiches, roast beef, ham, turkey…etc. But best on fried egg and sausage biscuits. Without adding to much more, a table spoon of cocktail sauce will add a pinch of spice which is perfect on fried clams, scallops, oysters and a nice addition to regular shrimp. When you do fresh fish fillets in the broiler, take a 2/3 mayo… mix with 1/2 bbq and 1/2 cocktail sauce and spread on top of fish… I like it… you may.

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      August 10, 2021 at 9:37 am

      Thanks for sharing this, Bill!

  • Reply
    Shannon Palmer
    May 12, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    5 stars
    Just whipped this up real quick to go with some sweet potato fritters I made. And it’s absolutely amazing! Thank you!!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      May 12, 2021 at 8:23 pm

      Great to hear, Shannon! Thanks so much for the review 🙂

  • Reply
    Robert W.
    December 21, 2020 at 1:13 am

    5 stars
    Just had it with Shrimp & Fries. Was fantastic will try on other seafood and potatoes..

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      December 21, 2020 at 10:27 am

      Awesome! Glad it went down well, Robert 🙂

  • Reply
    October 21, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    I’ve been making homemade meatballs in the oven and using a similar sauce to pour over them (50/50 mayo and bbq sauce) I’m excited to try this recipe and add the other ingredients! Thank you!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      October 22, 2020 at 10:03 am

      Oh yum! I’ll have to try this with meatballs! Hope you love it 🙂

  • Reply
    Luci Petlack | Luci's Morsels
    May 13, 2020 at 1:03 am

    5 stars
    Oh my gosh. This just screams onions ring dipping sauce! Yes! Can’t wait to bring this to our next bbq potluck!!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      May 13, 2020 at 11:01 am

      Yes! Perfect with onion rings!

  • Reply
    May 13, 2020 at 12:58 am

    5 stars
    I made this sauce and put it on burgers that I made for dinner and it was so flavorful and delicious!!!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      May 13, 2020 at 11:01 am

      So good with burgers!!

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    Tania | Fit Foodie Nutter
    May 13, 2020 at 12:38 am

    5 stars
    This might become my new favourite dip Chris! I’m addicted to the smoked paprika, so I’m definitely making this in the kitchen tomorrow! Great recipe.

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      May 13, 2020 at 11:01 am

      Enjoy!! 🙂

  • Reply
    May 13, 2020 at 12:18 am

    5 stars
    This BBQ Mayo dip is fantastic with sweet potato fries! We just tried it, and it was actually the best dip ever. My son had to add little heat from Tabasco, but for me it was a heaven dip. Thank you for sharing the recipe, we loved it!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      May 13, 2020 at 11:01 am

      Oh yum! I’ll definitely have to add a few drops of Tabasco next time 🙂

  • Reply
    May 13, 2020 at 12:17 am

    5 stars
    This sauce is super easy and so so good. Roast some potatoes and they go really well together. 🙂

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      May 13, 2020 at 11:00 am

      Oooo yes, perfect with potatoes!