Chasing BBQ - BBQ Headquarters

Southern hospitality and southern barbecue go hand in hand. Savory founder Mike Johnston encountered lot of both on the Alabama and Georgia portion of his Chasing BBQ road trip. Chicken with white sauce and perfectly charred ribs are the protein stars on barbecue menus in these regions. And classic sides like coconut cream pie, turnip greens, Brunswick stew, and fried okra round out a southern BBQ plate.

Hot & Fast Spare Ribs

This is a backyard grilling method where you cook over direct, high heat. While the backyard enthusiast can’t hit the high temps the barbecue pros use, the high heat grilling principles are the same. You get great char and flavor on the ribs and you don't need to spend all day babysitting them. (View Recipe)

Sweet & Spicy Georgia BBQ Sauce

We found this quick and easy BBQ sauce equally delicious as a potato chip or french fry dip as it is a slathering sauce for your favorite protein. (View Recipe)

Smoked Chicken

This chicken is best served Alabama barbecue style...drenched in tangy, white BBQ sauce. See the recipe details for links to delicious white BBQ sauce recipes using Savory's spices and seasonings. (View Recipe)

Long’s Peak White BBQ Sauce

A nod to the traditional white BBQ sauce of Alabama, this version has a smoky twist from our Long's Peak Pork Chop Spice. This is the perfect complement to BBQ chicken, chicken wings, ribs, or pulled pork. You can also use it as a chicken salad, potato salad, or coleslaw dressing. It goes quickly, so you might want to make a double batch! (View Recipe)

Cajun Fried Okra

A Southern BBQ menu wouldn't be complete without a side of fried okra. These addictive bites were gobbled up quickly by tasters in our test kitchen. They have a mild kick of heat from both our Cajun seasoning and Cajun hot sauce. They also have a perfectly crunchy cornmeal coating, which makes them gluten-free too! (View Recipe)

Southern Style Turnip Greens

Southern style greens usually involve bacon or ham and at least an hour or so of simmering on the stovetop. These simple yet hearty turnip greens make a great side for any BBQ meal or Southern-inspired menu. (View Recipe)

Easiest Savory Cornbread Ever

By simply adding your favorite seasoning to a package of cornbread mix, you can spice up each batch with different flavors to match the rest of your menu. Serve with BBQ, chili, gumbo, collard greens, roast turkey, baked ham, and more. (View Recipe)

Coconut Cream Pie

We upped the coconut factor in this traditional southern dessert by using coconut extract in both pudding filling and the creamy whipped topping. We also gave it a Caribbean twist by dusting the graham cracker crust with allspice. It makes a great dessert for a summer backyard barbecue. (View Recipe)

Brunswick Stew with Shredded Chicken

This southern stew may have originated in the town of Brunswick, Georgia, in 1898. Or it may have been created in 1828 in Brunswick County, Virginia. Wherever it was born, its still a popular dish on BBQ menus across the South today. Each region has its own version of a recipe, most featuring corn, lima beans, tomatoes, and whatever leftover BBQ protein happens to be on hand. (View Recipe)

Beer Can BBQ Chicken

Beer can chicken is one of the easiest ways to grill a whole chicken. It just requires a can of beer (or cola!), your favorite BBQ rub, and a little patience. (View Recipe)

Woody’s Peach BBQ Sauce

Savory Spice founder Janet C. Johnston grew up on her dad's peach BBQ sauce. Janet's dad, Woody, shared his easy recipe with us and we discovered it works perfectly with our Georgia Peach Spice. (View Recipe)

Pepper Roasted Chicken Wings

Create the wings of your dreams at home with this customizable recipe. Pick your favorite seasoning then roast or grill. These juicy, flavor-packed wings are perfect whether you're enjoying them with friends on game day, for an easy family meal, or all to yourself. (View Recipe)

Stefan’s Tangy White BBQ Sauce

This no-cook, all-purpose, mayo-based BBQ sauce comes together in less than 5 minutes and brightens up grilled meats and veggies alike. (View Recipe)

Amish Style Fried Pies

Savory founder Mike Johnston adapted this recipe to recreate his favorite barbecue dessert during the Alabama and Georgia portion of his Chasing BBQ road trip -- fried hand pies. The dough is perfectly crispy on the outside yet sturdy and slightly chewy on the inside; so it holds a lot of filling and doesn't fall apart in your hand while you're enjoying it. They're just as delicious the day after they've been fried...so you might want to make a double batch! (View Recipe)

Fruit Filling for Fried Pies

Designed as a filling for fried hand pies, this recipe also works as a regular pie filling. If you don't have time to make pies, use it as a topping for ice cream or yogurt. It can be made with whatever fruits are in season so you can switch it up all year long! (View Recipe)

Chocolate Puddin’ Filling for Fried Pies

This easy, eggless pudding was designed as a filling for fried hand pies but also works as a pudding dessert (with a little whipped cream on top, of course!). It can easily be made vegan by using coconut milk and vegan chocolate chips. (View Recipe)

Grilled Spiced Peaches

A platter of these sweet and savory peaches didn't last long in our test kitchen. They were gobbled up as soon as they came off the grill each time we made them. They make a great backyard BBQ party appetizer. (View Recipe)

Marmalade Marinated Woody Creek Wings

Marinating wings in a mix of yogurt and marmalade spiked with garlic and jalapeno will take your BBQ wings to the next level. The sugar in the marmalade adds a lot of char to the grilled wings, which is what tasters in our test kitchen loved about this dish. (View Recipe)

Slow Cooker BBQ Picnic Chicken

This crowd-pleasing recipe couldn't be easier or more delicious. It yields the flavors of summer BBQ without the commitment to the grill. Plus, it's great warm or cold so you take it to your next picnic. (View Recipe)

LoDo Red Adobo Ribs

A creative customer developed this oven-roasted rib recipe with the desire to channel grill-type meat flavors when you don't have access to a grill. The method is simple and just requires time for marinating and low-and-slow oven roasting. (View Recipe)

Capitol Hill Classic Coleslaw

A creative customer submitted this super easy cole slaw recipe featuring one of our most popular spice blends - Capitol Hill Seasoning. (View Recipe)

Peach Crumble Pie

While this is best with fresh, summer harvest peaches, it works with frozen peaches as well. Throw several scoops of vanilla ice cream on top when it comes out of the oven, hand out a fistful of forks, and you've got the perfect, shareable backyard party dessert. (View Recipe)

Smoky Hills Stovetop Mac’n Cheese

This classic with a smoky kick is super fast and simple to make. It's sure to be a hit with the whole family whether you serve it on it's own for an easy lunch or as a side - it's also a great addition to a BBQ feast.  (View Recipe)