Backwoods Smokers & Competition BBQ

About Us

Sloppys BBQ better known as Sloppys Backwoods Smokers & Competition BBQ started back in 1999 at a contest known as the Blue Springs Blaze Off near Kansas City. At that time we called ourselves the Ozark Master Chefs, we didn't do too well but sure had a lot of fun. Fast forward six years to 2005 and you have the start of Sloppys Backwoods Smokers, our team consisted of myself (Lee Keith), my wife Arlene and a friend who has since passed, Dave Anderson. Today we do from 4 to 10 contests per year and its mainly myself and my wife, sometimes we cook with other teams or have guests cook with us. Bbq is all about the comradery. We didn't have much success in the beginning but have since accomplished many goals, we have our share of ribbons and trophies the most notable being Grand Champion of the Great American BBQ 2010 cooking as Big Creek BBQ with Jeff and Tammy Stith. We have also developed a championship rub called Sloppys Sweet and Spicy BBQ Rub, try some the next time you bbq and you will be pleasantly surprised. If you get a chance come out and visit us at a contest, we'll have the cooler open and the meat on, you'll have a real good time.

From being involved in the May 2011 tornado damage in Joplin, Missouri, Sloppys is a proud supporter of  Operation BBQ Relief please go to their website and give what you can. (
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