Chasing BBQ - BBQ Headquarters

It's all about the unique regional specialties when recreating the 'cue from these three states like mutton and bourbon-spiked eats in Kentucky and St. Louis' famous ribs. Paired with Midwestern comfort foods like hash brown casserole, cornmeal drop biscuits, and green beans, these recipes are crowd-pleasing picks for your next BBQ get-together.


Smoked Mutton Shoulder

Just as Carolina BBQ is known for pork, Kentucky BBQ is known for mutton. Mutton is a mature sheep, so it has a fattiness and gaminess that benefits from low-and-slow smoking. It can be served sliced or chopped with your favorite BBQ plate. Mix the smoked mutton edges with the smoked edges of pork and serve with our Black Dip Barbecue Sauce for “Chip & Dip,” a Kentucky barbecue original. (View Recipe)


Smoked Mutton Leg

Smoked mutton is unique to Kentucky barbecue. The gaminess of this older sheep benefits from low-and-slow smoking. When you smoke the whole leg, you can pull the tender meat right off the bone and serve it shredded or chopped. Mix the smoked mutton edges with the smoked edges of pork and serve with our Black Dip Barbecue Sauce for “Chip & Dip,” a Kentucky barbecue original. (View Recipe)


Dinosaur Chops

Don't worry, we're not smoking dinosaur meat. But we are smoking the biggest pork chops you've probably ever seen. These huge bone-in babies turn tender and juicy after some low-and-slow cooking. While one chop is big enough to share, they're so delicious you might not want to. (View Recipe)


St. Louis Style Spare Ribs

St. Louis BBQ is famous for its smoky spare ribs slathered with sticky sweet barbecue sauce. Have a pack of moist towelettes handy when you serve these...you're gonna need 'em! (View Recipe)


Kentucky Burgoo

Burgoo is Kentucky’s version of the Brunswick stew you see on BBQ menus in Georgia, Alabama, and the Carolinas. There are many regional recipes for Burgoo; some are soup-like and others are thick enough to stand a spoon in. The common ingredient is meat, lots of different kinds and often from leftover barbecue. (View Recipe)


Smoky Cornmeal Drop Biscuits

Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, these beauties are kissed with a touch of smokiness from our favorite smoky cheese blend and a unique smoked sea salt. They come together so quickly there's no reason not to make a double batch, especially if you're planning a backyard barbecue or holiday gathering. (View Recipe)


Hash Brown Casserole

What is more comforting than potatoes and cheese? This is a crowd-pleasing and versatile side dish, whether you're making it for the holidays, brunch, or a barbecue. (View Recipe)


Cinnamon Apple Baked Beans

Apple pie filling, meet baked beans. Use this recipe to give a sweet twist to everyone's favorite barbecue and holiday side dish. (View Recipe)


Grandma Johnston’s Cole Slaw

This family recipe from Savory Spice founder Mike Johnston yields a classic, addictive cole slaw that makes the perfect summer side. It's the slaw he remembers his grandma making when the family would visit her in southern Illinois. (View Recipe)


Grilled Green Beans

Add a little spice and char flavor to your green beans with this quick and easy grill method. Great alongside burgers, pork chops, or any smoked barbecue fare. Throw any leftovers on a cold green salad for lunch. (View Recipe)


Slow Cooker Bourbon BBQ Beans

The slow cooker does all the work for these flavorful baked beans. Season them to fit any regional barbecue spread by choosing a different style of BBQ rub each time you make them. (View Recipe)


Red Rocks Hickory Smoke & Beer BBQ Sauce

This is a quick and easy way to add a smoky BBQ flavor to your favorite grilled dishes. It's a great dipping sauce for ribs, use it as a pulled pork or shredded chicken sandwich, or use it to add flavor to baked beans. (View Recipe)


Piri-Piri Pomegranate Molasses BBQ Sauce

This is the perfect BBQ sauce...spicy, tangy, and sweet all at the same time. The thick sauce works well with grilled veggies like eggplant and portobello mushrooms or smoked meats like chicken and ribs. (View Recipe)


Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin with Whiskey Barbecue Sauce

Pork wrapped in pork? Yes, please! Smoky barbecue rubs, like our customer-favorite Red Rocks Hickory Smoke Seasoning, can add a smoky barbecue flavor to proteins and sauces when you don't have access to a smoker or a grill. (View Recipe)


Bourbon & Grilled Banana Pudding

This bourbon infused twist on a traditional banana pudding is the perfect finish for a backyard barbecue meal. (View Recipe)


Bourbon, Honey & Molasses Sweet Potato Pie

A southern dessert classic is spiked with bourbon and molasses for our take on sweet potato pie. We also add a caramelized layer of sugar & honey powder between the filling and the bottom of the pie crust...it not only looks cool but it also adds unique flavor and texture to each bite. (View Recipe)


Spice Shop Cobbler

Sweet peaches get a peppery and heavily spiced twist with the use of our Brown Sugar & Spice Honey Ham Rub. It takes the cobbler in a savory direction but it's still sweet enough for dessert. (View Recipe)