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Top 10 Side Dish Recipes

The best and most popular Side Dish Recipes at Barbecue and Grilling


No great barbecue or cookout is complete without a set of great side dishes. From the traditional BBQ beans and potato salads to vegetable dishes, these side dish recipes have been the most popular on my site. So whether you want a big bowl of spicy beans or corn on the cob make up a great side dish the next time you have a big cookout.

1. Kansas City Baked Beans


These baked beans get their flavor from Brisket Burnt Ends. These are the dried out tips of a smoked brisket. Burnt Ends are a little tough on their own, but the perfect addition to beans.

2. Creamy Dill Potato Salad

Creamy Dill Potato Salad
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If you love dill, then this is the perfect potato salad for you. The tangy flavor from the pickle juice marries well with the creaminess of the mayonnaise. This dish can be served with just about anything from hamburgers to steaks, to grilled chicken or seafood.

3. Simple Slaw

Simple Slaw
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This cole slaw is easy to make and perfect for topping Carolina style pulled pork sandwiches.

4. Grilled Potato Skins

Grilled Potato Skins
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This is a quick and easy recipe for grilled potato skins. This dish is perfect for summer barbecues and Super Bowl parties.

5. Boston Baked Beans

Boston Baked Beans
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There are probably a thousand recipes for Boston Baked Beans. This one is mine. Feel free to add or subtract anything you want to this recipe yours.

6. Carolina Barbecue Beans

These Carolina Style Barbecue Beans combine cider vinegar and ketchup to give them that Southern barbecue flavor. While this BBQ bean recipe calls for a can of pork and beans as a base you can use additional lima and kidney beans with some smoked pork to give it a delicious flavor.

7. Cowboy Beans

In Texas, beans mean Pinto Beans. These beans are cooked up with brisket burnt ends and barbecue sauce to make them the perfect side dish for barbecue brisket. If you don't have burnt ends try a grilled steak cooked well. You will want smoky flavor for these barbecue beans.

8. Kevin Price's BBQ Slaw

This is a great recipe for "red" slaw, which makes a perfect side dish for anything, but is great for pulled pork. Try it either on the side or piled high on a pulled pork sandwich


9. Hot German Potato Salad

This is a traditional German style potato salad that is served warm. If you really want a unique potato salad or the perfect salad for a cold day try this recipe.

10. South Carolina Cole Slaw

This is a great cole slaw for topping off pulled pork sandwiches. You get a relatively dry slaw from this recipe so that it holds to the sandwich better. It is also mild enough not to overpower the smoked pork.

11. Lexington Coleslaw

This is a traditional Lexington, North Carolina coleslaw recipe. It combines cabbage, cider vinegar, and ketchup to make a flavorful slaw that goes perfectly with pork or chicken.

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