52 Southern Soul Food Memorial Day Recipes

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Are you searching for the perfect dish to bring to a friend’s Memorial Day cookout? Or asking yourself what you should bring to a Memorial Day party?

With these favorite soul food Memorial Day recipes, your answer is right here. So wonder no more!

 

Southern Soul Food Memorial Day Recipes

 

What are some good recipes for Memorial Day parties?

The answer is always Southern soul food. So what’s the question again?!

From Black Southern potato salad to soul food burgers, baked beans, Southern soul food fried chicken, cobbler, and sweet tea

The best menu for a Memorial Day gathering starts right here.

But are you now wondering what exactly is Memorial Day? Why is it celebrated? And how is it different from 4th Of July or Juneteenth?

Let’s start with a quick lesson before we eat!

 

Best soul food Memorial Day recipes

 

The Best Black BBQ Menu Ideas
A Black BBQ menu is a fantastic collection of recipes featuring mouth-watering soul foods like sticky sweet BBQ chicken, ribs, brisket, or pulled pork.
Check out this recipe!
The Best Black BBQ Menu Ideas

 

What does Memorial Day celebrate?

I admit I’ve often confused Memorial Day with Veteran’s Day when honoring my late father. My dad served in the US Navy and retired as a Senior Chief.  

 

What Does Memorial Day Celebrate?

 

While Veteran’s Day celebrates all of our service members, past and present. Memorial Day is to remember those who died in service to our country.

 

Where did Memorial Day start?

Memorial Day was initially called Decoration Day because of the early tradition of decorating fallen soldiers’ graves with flowers, flags, and red, white, and blue wreaths.

It became an official federal holiday in 1971. Businesses closed, and residents flew flags at half-staff.

This prompts people to also ask:

“What food is served after a funeral?” 

“What do you serve at a celebration of life?”

And…

“Should food be served at a memorial service?”

These aren’t questions typical of Black people. 

Because Black folks’ soul food is comfort food. And it’s unspoken in African American culture that if there are people gathered, there should also be food gathered on the table.

So in cases of funerals and memorials, it’s Black folks’ etiquette for you to taste the Southern hospitality.

 

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All this said, many people still know Memorial Day as a holiday like Labor Day. Simply a day off from work to have a backyard barbecue and enjoy the best in BBQ, grill, cookout, and picnic dishes.    

The best food for Memorial Day is obvi soul food Memorial Day recipes!

So let’s not waste another minute. It’s time to understand more about soul food so you can Memorial Day cook and eat properly!

 

Soul Food Memorial Day

 

What is soul food exactly?

Soul foods are hearty homecooked meals which you can point out by dishes with plenty of seasoning and rich with flavor! 

 

What is the meaning of soul food?

‘Soul’ is the word used to describe the swag and unique style of African-American cuisine. You know. The flavor. 

 

What is the difference in Southern food and soul food?

Soul food often gets lost in translation and grouped in with Southern food.

While most soul food is Southern. Not all Southern food is soul food. 

That’s why it’s important to distinguish when a recipe or dish is Black folks’ food – made the African-American way.

 

Best soul food Memorial Day recipes

 

What is Black culture food?

Recipes part of the authentic soul food family. Passed along through generations and a legacy of African Americans. Black folks’ food!

 

What are some traditional African American foods?

Collard greenscornbreadbaked macaroni and cheesechicken and dressingsweet potato pie, and banana pudding are just a few soul foods menu favorites. 

 

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So what can you cook today that’s soul food?

Hosting a big barbecue blowout?

Or maybe you’re going to one and need to know what you should bring to a Southern cookout?

 

The Best Black Cookout Food Menu Ideas & Recipes

A Black cookout food menu is full of tried-and-true soul food recipes- Black potato salad, BBQ, ribs, soul food burgers, banana pudding, pig pickin cake, & more!
Check out this recipe!
The Best Black Cookout Food Menu Ideas & Recipes

 

In essence, you need to know what are good foods for a cookout?

Let’s start with the favorites. The most popular soul food dishes!

 

What is the most popular food for Memorial Day?

 

The best soul food Memorial Day recipes 

Steve Harvey Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce
Steve Harvey shares his easy homemade BBQ sauce recipe.
This Southern BBQ sauce is perfect for slathering your favorite meats for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, or any other holiday!
You'll have enough leftover sauce to store in a mason jar and share!
Check out this recipe!

 

Black Folks Soul Food BBQ Ribs Recipe
Soul food BBQ ribs are a perfect crowd pleaser and an all-time favorite main dish for potlucks, tailgates, game days, or a Black BBQ cookout menu. 
Check out this recipe!
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Southern Soul Food BBQ Chicken Recipe
No, you don't have to go to a restaurant when you crave Southern BBQ.
Thanks to this easy Southern soul food BBQ chicken recipe, you can bring the same deliciousness of savory BBQ flavors home to your kitchen. 
Check out this recipe!
Soul Food BBQ Chicken Recipe

 

Black Folks Southern Pulled BBQ Chicken
A Black folks’ Southern pulled BBQ chicken recipe is the epitome of finger-lickin’ good!
This is the ultimate in no-fail BBQ chicken recipes, whether you’re making this dish from scratch or with leftover BBQ chicken. 
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Pulled BBQ Chicken

 

Southern Soul Food Homemade Burger Recipe
What makes a Southern soul food burger?
A Southern soul food homemade burger is made with savory bell pepper & sweet onion for a thick, juicy, tender, well-seasoned ground beef patty.
Check out this recipe!
Southern Soul Food Homemade Burger Recipe

 

Black Folks Southern Potato Salad Recipe
Black folks Southern potato salad recipe is a must-have for any African American cookout, family reunion, picnic, or potluck! It’s a creamy yet tangy dressing balanced by soul food seasonings and flavors. AKA Black cookout potato salad! 
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Potato Salad Recipe

 

Black Folks Soul Food Southern Coleslaw Recipe
How do Black people make coleslaw?
With lots of flavor!
Black folks’ soul food Southern coleslaw is a classic recipe perfect for pairing with smokey BBQ meats and a great accompaniment with a pulled pork sandwich. 
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Southern Coleslaw Recipe

 

Black Folks Soul Food Macaroni Salad
How do you make Black macaroni salad?
Black folks soul food macaroni salad includes flavorful ingredients like sweet carrots, savory onions, and celery. Plus, mayo, mustard, and seasonings that pack a delicious punch like thyme, celery salt, and cayenne pepper for a tiny touch of sweet heat!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Macaroni Salad

 

Black Folks Southern Soul Food Baked Beans
What can you add to baked beans for flavor?
The answer is in this Southern soul food baked beans recipe!
Because the main difference between delicious soul food baked beans and mediocre baked beans is the preparation and seasoning.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Soul Food Baked Beans

 

Black Folks Southern Sweet Tea
Southern sweet tea is a delicious blend of refreshingly sweet and tangy flavors. (Mostly sweet flavors when it comes to making Black folks Southern sweet tea!)
But sweet ice tea is more than just a thirst-quenching beverage – it's a symbol of Southern hospitality and good company, and it's enjoyed throughout the deep South all year.
"All that sweet tea and cobbler!"
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Sweet Tea

 

Black Folks Soul Food Southern Deviled Eggs
Black folks' soul food Southern deviled eggs start as hard-boiled eggs mashed. Then they're seasoned to perfection and stuffed back into the egg whites for a delicious and flavorful snack! 
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Southern Deviled Eggs Recipe

 

Soul Food Southern Pasta with Italian Dressing
Soul food Southern pasta with Italian dressing and savory shrimp is a Black folks' creative way to make a flavorful soul food pasta dish you've come to expect from your favorite African American cookouts and family gatherings!
Check out this recipe!
Soul Food Southern Pasta With Italian Dressing

 

Soul Food Juicy Ranch Burgers
Juicy ranch burgers - Instant Pot burgers are effortless, like so many Instant Pot ground beef recipes.
Put 'em in the pot, walk away, and return to serve up major deliciousness! Perfect today for a dining-out-like experience served comfortably at home.
Check out this recipe!
What's the secret to juicy hamburgers?

 

Do you have to make collards with pork fat?

Not when you have the smoky flavor of turkey legs!

Black Folks Instant Pot Smoked Turkey Legs
Thanksgiving doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. Black folks Instant Pot turkey legs are an easy alternative to a whole turkey. A welcome addition to your Southern soul food Thanksgiving menu!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Instant Pot Smoked Turkey Legs

 

Curry Chicken Mango Kabobs
Curry chicken mango kabobs are the perfect summer appetizer - or main dish- no matter what type of event you're hosting!
The flavor combination of sweet and savory chicken with mango, red onion, cilantro, and bell peppers all skewered together on wooden or metal skewers make a fantastic appetizer or main course for your next friend's and family get together!
Check out this recipe!
Curry Chicken Kabobs

 

Got corn on the cob? 

Try corn and other grilled fruit and veggies!

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How to grill fruit - 4 easy grilled fruit & veggie recipes to try today!
1. Turmeric & smokehouse honey grilled corn
2. Balsamic, mint & feta grilled watermelon
3. Olive oil & sea salt grilled avocado
4. Cinnamon & honey grilled pineapple
Check it out!
Cinnamon & Honey Grilled Pineapple Recipe

 

Black Folks Soul Food Baked Macaroni And Cheese
Soul food baked mac and cheese is made with a rich & creamy homemade cheese sauce & yummy Southern spices. Southern comfort food the Black folks way!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Baked Mac And Cheese

 

Soul Food Southern Mac And Cheese
African American grandmas and moms have been producing great pots of soul food Southern mac and cheese for years!
It just might've gotten lost how impactful this recipe is to the Black community.
Check out this recipe!
Soul Food Southern Mac And Cheese

 

The Ultimate Soul Food Recipes Guide | Soul Food Collard Greens
What is a soul food collard greens recipe?
A Black folks collard greens recipe is the quintessential dish of any Southern soul food dinner and the heart of Southern soul food recipes.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Collard Greens Recipe

 

No Mayo Coleslaw Recipe
How do you make healthy coleslaw from scratch without mayo?
Easy, with the help of one of my favorite heart-centric ingredients - olive oil!
While there’s no keto, vegan or vegetarian need to swap lettuce for cabbage (more thoughts on that idea in this post), you can choose this low-fat coleslaw recipe with olive oil instead of mayonnaise in your slaw mix.
Check out this recipe!
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What’s the thing that makes this crunchy salad perfect for barbecues?

Pineapple paired with cabbage!

Pineapple Coleslaw
Pineapple coleslaw is perfect Caribbean food for those hot days when you need something citrusy and flavorful that’s not spicy! Refreshingly light, yet still rich in vitamin A and C from the cabbage.
Check out this recipe!
Pineapple Coleslaw

 

Black Folks Chicken Salad Recipe
Are you craving the perfect chicken salad?
Black folks' chicken salad goes beyond the mayo and chicken chunks! It's packed with flavor and just the right amount of savory, sweet, and crunch.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Chicken Salad Recipe

 

Southern Soul Food Tomato Watermelon Salad
Add to the menu tangy and sweet tomato watermelon salad for your next outdoor BBQ party!
Summertime is all about the refreshing flavors of juicy watermelon and tangy tomatoes. 
This recipe for tomato watermelon salad with feta cheese, pickled onions, pickled peppers, and zesty cilantro is a classy Southern dish, perfect for any occasion!
Check out this recipe!
Tomato Watermelon Salad

 

Black Folks Soul Food Red Beans And Rice
Experience the rich taste of soul food by way of a simple yet flavorful staple dish. Black folks' soul food red beans and rice. A dish that will make your mouth water when you smell the aroma of savory seasonings and spices as the red kidney beans soak in the rich flavors of this dish!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Red Beans And Rice

 

Black Folks Southern Soul Food Black Eyed Peas
Soul food Southern black eyed peas are intensely flavored in a thick sauce with smokey & spicy seasonings. Warm, comforting, & flavorful good luck you can eat for prosperity in the New Year!
Check out this recipe!
Soul Food Southern Black Eyed Peas

 

Black Folks Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Who has the best mashed potatoes? This Black folks creamy mashed potatoes recipe is the best I've ever had & my family's favorite too!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

 

Black Folks Southern Candied Yams
Candied yams are an old-fashioned African-American recipe. A sweet potato soul food side dish cooked to perfection in a cinnamon-brown sugar glaze.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Candied Yams

 

Soul Food Apple Pie Recipe
What makes this apple pie a Black folks’ soul food specialty?
The flavor! This soul food apple pie recipe features fresh apples sweetened with brown sugar and spiced with a blend of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Seasoned to perfection, the apples are roasted and then baked in the pie to leave you reminiscing on the best Southern dinners!
Check out this recipe!
Soul Food Apple Pie Recipe

 

Southern Soul Food Pig Pickin Cake
What is a Southern soul food pig pickin cake? 
It's a homemade, moist yellow cake with whipped pineapple frosting, vanilla pudding & sweet mandarin oranges baked in. Pig pikckin is a one-of-a-kind cake as unique as its name and the official dessert of Southern pig roasts and pig pickins!
Check out this recipe!
Southern Soul Food Pig Pickin Cake

 

Black Folks Southern Red Velvet Cake Recipe
Red velvet cake is considered to be soul food of the South!
A Black folks' Southern red velvet cake is a made-from-scratch decadent red sponge cake with homemade cream cheese frosting. A cake that's just sweet enough to be irresistible!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Red Velvet Cake

 

Black Folks Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
A Black folks’ sweet potato pie recipe is a delightful Thanksgiving and Christmas dessert packed with flavorful seasonings and spices in the tradition of Black folks’ soul food cooking. 
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

 

Southern Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
Similar to our original Black Folks' Sweet Potato Pie, this Southern sweet potato pie recipe is made with fresh sweet potatoes and soul food spices and seasonings. 
But for this recipe, it's the Southern charm added to the pie after it bakes...
A thin layer of homemade cream cheese frosting is spread on top to savor the sweet taste of Southern hospitality!
Check out this recipe!
Southern Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

 

Black Folks Southern Green Beans In The Instant Pot
Black folks, Southern green beans are not just another bland green vegetable!
And with Instant Pot, they're ready in only 2 mins with no compromise to the irresistible Southern soul food flavors!
Check out this recipe!
Southern Green Beans

 

Black Folks Baked Apple Slices
What makes this a soul food specialty? It’s gotta be the spices! 
Cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, and vanilla combine with fresh apples to make Black folks baked apple slices.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Baked Apple Slices

 

Creamed Corn Recipe In The Instant Pot
This homemade creamed corn recipe is sure to be the hit of your next get-together. 
What’s the best thing about this recipe other than the Southern soul food flavors?
The taste is fresh and vibrant because it’s made easily from scratch!
Check out this recipe!
Southern Creamed Corn Recipe

 

Black Folks Creamed Corn Pudding Casserole
This Southern creamed corn casserole has a sweet corn flavor with onion and garlic for a rich, savory, soul food taste. Add sour cream for a creamy melt-in-your-mouth pudding and parmesan cheese for the cornbread crust.
Check out this recipe!
Creamed Corn Casserole

 

Black Folks Homemade Cornbread
Black folks homemade cornbread does not use a box mix. Instead, cornmeal is used to make this Southern skillet cornbread recipe from scratch.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Homemade Cornbread

 

Black Folks Southern Sweet Cornbread Recipe
Cornbread is best served the Black folks' way! With Sunday soul food dinners and Thanksgiving staples like fresh cranberry sauce, Southern-style green beans, and homemade stuffing. 
Give your next meal the Southern comfort it deserves with this warm, sweet, and flavorful recipe!
Check out this recipe!
Sweet Cornbread Recipe

 

Southern Cornbread Recipe With Corn
This cornbread recipe with corn is my go-to for a soul food Thanksgiving menu, Christmas dinner, and Sunday Southern dinners all throughout the year!
You’ll never want another dry slice of bread again!
Check out this recipe!
Cornbread Recipe With Corn

 

Soul Food Lobster Tail Recipe
How to steam soul food lobster tails:
Whipping together a Cajun garlic butter sauce & steaming soul food lobster tail in the Instant Pot is as easy as 1 minute! You may find yourself rereading the instructions thinking it can't be that easy! 
Check out this recipe!
Instant Pot Lobster Tail

 

Instant Pot Southern Soul Food Low Country Shrimp Boil
African-Americans have been hosting gatherings with soul food low country shrimp boils for years. Often called a Southern shrimp boil Big Easy!
I love low country boils because they have all my favorite flavors – spicy sausage, tender shrimp, and sweet corn. 
Check out this recipe!
Instant Pot Shrimp Boil

 

How did a traditional English country dish become one of the most beloved soul food recipes and Southern dishes?

Black Folks Southern Banana Pudding
How to make banana pudding the Black way
You'll never be able to look at other banana pudding the same way once you've tried this soul food delicious delight - Southern banana pudding prepared the Black way!
Check out this recipe!
Black Southern Banana Pudding

 

Black Folks Chocolate Southern Banana Pudding Recipe
This chocolate banana pudding recipe is as quick and easy as the original soul food banana pudding recipe.
You simply add an additional layer of chocolate pudding and crunchy buttery Nilla Wafers for pure chocolate bliss!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Chocolate Southern Banana Pudding Recipe

 

Southern Ambrosia Recipe
Ambrosia salad is a Southern dessert made with tropical and citrus fruits like mandarin orange, pineapple, and shredded coconut. 
While ambrosia of the gods bestowed immortality on all who ate it. Human ambrosia simply bestows a very divine and refreshing taste after fried chicken and potato salad!
Check out this recipe!
Southern Ambrosia Recipe

 

Black Folks Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe
This soul food dessert and the darling favorite of the South is loaded with fresh, juicy peaches and topped with a light and airy cinnamon sugar crust. A cobbler so delicious, you may want to eat it all. All by yourself!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe

 

Lemon Fruit Dip With Cream Cheese
Quick & easy lemon fruit dip with cream cheese. A light, refreshing & zesty lemon dip recipe for your favorite juicy summer fruit & fruit salads!
Check out this recipe!

 

Pineapple & Watermelon Dole Whip Recipe
Dole Whip is still the best-kept secret in the frozen dessert world! Making it even more special when you find pineapple or watermelon Dole Whip at Disney Parks like Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom.
But what exactly is this tasty treat? And how do you make this fabulous concoction at home?
Check out this recipe!
Disney Dole Whip Recipe

 

What is a good finger food?

Finger food at a cookout? We call that popsicles!

Coconut Water Mixed Berry Fruit Popsicles
One of the healthiest recipes known on Earth is fruit popsicles. You can prepare homemade fruit popsicles with as little as five essential ingredients you already have in your refrigerator, like blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.
Check out this recipe!

 

Black Folks Moscato Sangria
Black folks like sweet recipes, so it's no wonder that we've signed on for this fruity and often sparkly Italian wine. And like we always do, started creating our own Black folks' recipes - like moscato sangria!
#BlackFolksSwag
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Moscato Sangria Recipe

 

Soul food Memorial Day FAQs

What is the most popular soul food?

The soul food darlings of the South are collard greenssweet potato pie, and Black folks’ beloved Southern sweet tea!

But when it comes to barbecues and cookouts?

The award always goes to the homemade BBQ sauce and who made the soul food cookout potato salad recipe!

 

Soul Food Memorial Day Recipes - Black Folks Potato Salad Recipe

 

Love easy Instant Pot recipes?

Try these soul food favorites in the pressure cooker!

(Pro tip: You can also use Instant Pot as a slow cooker!)

The Best Soul Food Instant Pot Recipes
Want fast comfort food that goes beyond Southern? The secret to quick & easy home cooked meals are these best soul food Instant Pot recipes!
Check out this recipe!
The Best Soul Food Instant Pot Recipes

 

What to bring to a cookout if you can’t cook?

Instant Pot recipes are always easy. Also, a cucumber salad or a tomato pasta salad are both super quick and easy cookout recipes.

 

The Best Soul Food Cookout Side Dishes
If the soul food cookout is about the main course, then the soul food cookout side dishes are about enhancing the main dish flavors!
Check out this recipe!
The Best Soul Food Cookout Side Dishes

 

What is the most popular food to put on the grill?

At the top of the list of 10 most popular foods for grilling are steaks, hot dogs, and ribs.

 

What is the most popular food for Memorial Day?

The answer is simple. Anything with BBQ!

 

What is the secret to good fried chicken?

There’s no denying that chicken with a balance of tender meat on the inside and crispy seasoning on the outside is a soul food specialty.

So the answer is soul food Southern fried chicken. A recipe that Black folks created and perfected! 

 

Black Folks Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe
Tender, juicy, fried chicken with flavorful, crispy, crunchy skin is a Black folks' buttermilk fried chicken recipe. A soul food recipe for buttermilk marinated chicken.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Buttermilk Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

 

At what temperature do you cook soul food fried chicken?

The temperature to maintain the hot oil when deep-frying this Black folks’ soul food Southern fried chicken recipe is 350 degrees F.

 

What is the use of a deep fryer?

Deep fryers are a wonderful invention that can make your life so much easier. You can quickly and easily use them indoors or outdoors to fry foods like Southern fried chicken in deep oils at high temperatures.

I call new-age at-home appliances like deep fryers and electric pressure cookers “magical meals in minutes!”

 

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Do air fryers work for soul food Southern fried chicken?

Yes, they do! Air fryer cooking gives your food a crispy, fried exterior, without all the fat you usually would if you were to deep fry. 

 

Black Folks Soul Food Air Fryer Southern Fried Chicken
Do air fryers work for soul food Southern fried chicken?
Yes, and you won't believe how good and crispy chicken is when it's air fryer Southern fried chicken! A soul food Southern fried chicken recipe is a unique, flavorful dish that Black folks created and perfected - and here's how to cook it in an air fryer!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Southern Fried Chicken Recipe In The Air Fryer

 

What sauce goes with Black folks’ Southern fried chicken?

There are so many good options for dipping your chicken that it’s hard to pick one! But most Black folks will tell you hot sauce, barbecue sauce, or ranch dressing are their preferred sauce for fried chicken. 

 

What makes a delicious soul food smothered chicken recipe?

Tender, juicy chicken seasoned with soul food spices and smothered in a flavorful, creamy gravy medley. That’s Southern comfort food at its finest!

Black folks smothered chicken recipe right HERE.

 

How do you make a Southern comfort food chicken pot pie?

Southern comfort meets home-style goodness in this remarkable Black folks’ soul food chicken pot pie recipe that’ll make your taste buds sing!

 

How do you get your grits super creamy?

Make grits with 100% white ground corn. It’s similar to the taste of cornmeal that’s been cooked just right to get the most creamy grits with a soft texture. 

I recommend cooking Southern grits in the Instant Pot.

 

Black Folks Southern Shrimp And Grits Recipe
The secret ingredient to Black folks shrimp and grits is the Southern Creole sauce!
Typical to soul food and Black folks cooking, the seasonings make each recipe like none other. 
It's all about the spices and the special sauce.
Check out this recipe!
What Is Black Folks Southern Shrimp And Grits?

 

What can you cook on a lazy Sunday?

Chicken yock is a big bowl of comfort that’s so easy to make and perfect for a soul food Sunday!

In a warm, flavorful broth, soul food and Chinese food combine for tender chicken and noodles. This dish is also known as Old Sober, yak, yok, yock-a-mein (yaka mein), or simply Chinese yock.

 

What are Black folks’ tea cakes?

An African American Southern dessert, Black folks tea cake is a sweet little biscuit.

Light, airy, and sometimes compared to soda bread or pound cake. Tea cakes are a traditional African American treat that date’s back to the 1600s.

 

What is a pie crust cookie?

Imagine this. The perfect sweet, flaky crust, bite-size piece of pie with your favorite seasoning (cinnamon, nutmeg) or simply sugar sprinkled over the top…

You just imagined pie crust cookies!

 

What do you think of these soul food Memorial Day recipes?

Did you enjoy these Memorial Day soul food recipes?

Which one is your favorite?

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With so many African American recipes, which one will you try first?

The Ultimate Soul Food Recipes Guide
What is soul food? Soul food recipes are African-American recipes full of flavor! A legacy of Southern cooking the Black way. Check out this collection of the best soul food recipes!
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 The Ultimate Soul Food Recipes Guide

 

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Soul Food Memorial Day Recipes | Steve Harvey Homemade BBQ Sauce

Southern Soul Food Memorial Day Recipes | Steve Harvey Homemade BBQ Sauce

Getting ready to fire up the grill?
Steve Harvey shares his easy homemade BBQ sauce recipe for Memorial Day.
This Southern BBQ sauce is perfect for slathering your favorite meats for any summer holiday!
You'll have enough leftover sauce to store in a mason jar and share!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Instant Pot cook time: 1 hour
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Soul Food, Southern Food
Keyword: BBQ sauce, easy BBQsauce, grill recipe, homemade BBQ sauce, Rufus Teague, soul food, soul food Memorial Day recipes, southern food, Steve Harvey, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 16 bastings
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Shaunda Necole

Equipment

  • Instant Pot multi-cooker, Crock Pot or stockpot

Ingredients

  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 7 tablespoons pure cane sugar
  • 15.25 oz BBQ sauce Rufus Teague Honey Sweet BBQ Sauce
  • 15.25 oz BBQ sauce Rufus Teague Touch O’ Heat BBQ Sauce

Instructions

Stovetop Instructions

  • Place all ingredients (apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, sugar, and 2 Rufus Teague BBQ sauces) in a large pot on the stove on warm.
  • Fill an empty 15.25 oz. Rufus Teague bottle with water 1 ½ times, and add the water to the mixture in the pot.
  • Stir to combine the ingredients.
  • Simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes and cover with a lid.
  • This recipe makes 4 ¾ cups of BBQ sauce.
  • Approx 2 ¾ cups will sauce a whole chicken or a rack of ribs. You'll have approx 2 cups (a 16 oz. mason jar amount) to save for later.
  • Use approx 2 ¾ cups of BBQ sauce to coat your desired meat (Steve Harvey slathers his sauce on ribs). 
  • Store the remaining sauce in a mason jar or an airtight container.
  • Cook your BBQ sauced meat, serve, and enjoy!

Instant Pot Instructions

  • Place all ingredients (apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, sugar, and 2 Rufus Teague BBQ sauces) inside the Instant Pot stainless steel inner pot.
  • Fill an empty 15.25 oz. Rufus Teague bottle with water 1 ½ times, and add the water to the mixture in the pot.
  • Stir to combine the ingredients.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid and turn on the 'slow cook' setting for one hour.
  • This recipe makes 4 ¾ cups of BBQ sauce.
  • Approx 2 ¾ cups will sauce a whole chicken or a rack of ribs. You'll have approx 2 cups (a 16 oz. mason jar amount) to save for later.
  • Use approx 2 ¾ cups of BBQ sauce to coat your desired meat (Steve Harvey slathers his sauce on ribs). 
  • Store the remaining sauce in a mason jar or an airtight container.
  • Cook your BBQ sauced meat, serve, and enjoy!

Video

Notes

  • Steve also recommends his favorite Big Green Egg for BBQ on the grill!
Steve Harvey BBQ Sauce Recipe Card

Nutrition

Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 557mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 121IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
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Nutrition Facts
Southern Soul Food Memorial Day Recipes | Steve Harvey Homemade BBQ Sauce
Amount per Serving
Calories
125
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
557
mg
24
%
Potassium
 
168
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
30
g
10
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
23
g
26
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
121
IU
2
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
21
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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