If you’re wondering what to serve with your pork and beans you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 11 of the most popular side dishes for pork and beans.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes for pork and beans are beef ribs, fried chicken, hotdogs, or grilled cheese. Cornbread, biscuits, or potato wedges are great for mopping up sauce. And if you want a lighter side serve cucumber and tomato salad or southern coleslaw.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
A mildly spiced cornbread is great for dunking into a steaming bowl of tasty pork and beans.
My guests always have second helpings of this jalapeno cheddar cornbread.
Why wouldn’t they?
It’s soft and fluffy, with just the right amount of heat to balance the barbeque sweetness of the beans.
Cucumber tomato avocado salad
For saucy pork and beans, a light and tangy side salad is perfect.
Salads should be fuss-free, just like this cucumber tomato avocado salad, which only takes 10 minutes to throw together.
The vegetables are crunchy, and the avocado brings some creaminess to mellow out all the strong flavors from the beans.
Fancy schmancy grilled cheese
What’s fancy about this grilled cheese?
You have to use the best bread you can get, smear a little butter on the bread, and use several different types of cheese (three is the magic number here).
Use the grilled cheese to mop up the sauce from your pork and beans and you have the ultimate comfort meal.
You can also level up the grilled cheese sandwich by adding some bacon, pulled pork, or caramelized onions
Buttermilk fried chicken
How would you describe fried chicken?
Let me count the ways: crispy, crunchy, crusty, crumbly, juicy, tender, and succulent.
Are you hungry yet?
I suggest you get some buttermilk and try this ‘better than your favorite fast food joint’ buttermilk fried chicken.
The crunchy chicken provides an excellent contrast to the softer pork and beans.
Spinach scrambled eggs
I love turning my pork and beans into breakfast by adding some eggs.
The only thing that’s missing is some greens, but that’s where the spinach comes in.
The nutritious spinach also adds a mild earthy flavor to the whole dish.
Kay’s fully spinach scrambled eggs also has feta sprinkled on top for a burst of saltiness.
Cheddar cheese biscuits
These cheesy biscuits are another perfect option for dipping into your pork and beans.
They have more of a sturdy texture to them than cornbread, and you might get some crumbs fall into the sauce.
But that’s no problem, they’ll simply soak up some sauce and become part of the beans!
This easy, one-bowl wonder cheddar biscuit recipe is so easy to prepare you can make it any day of the week.
A cool and creamy coleslaw will never look out of place next to some pork and beans.
The yogurt-based dressing brings a refreshing touch to the plate and the acidity in the dressing cuts through all the richness from the pork.
This southern coleslaw uses peach yogurt to bring some extra sweetness to the table.
Crispy potato wedges
Potatoes are a satisfying side dish that you can serve with almost anything.
Simple yet full of flavor, these crispy potato wedges are sure to be on your ‘favorite side dish list’.
The paprika adds some smokiness to the fluffy potatoes, and the cayenne pepper adds heat
Psst… mashed potatoes, potato salad, or even baked potatoes will work too.
Pork and beans with hotdogs is an easy weekend dinner for a game or movie night.
Both the beans and hotdogs can be made in advance. You just need to reheat them as soon as your guests get hungry.
You can spoon the beans over the hot dogs to make a sort of ‘bean dog’, or just serve them side by side.
And don’t forget the topping station for your hotdogs with bowls of pickle relish, mustard, ketchup, sour cream, and crispy onions.
Mexican corn on the cob
Sweet corn on the cob goes well with the more savory flavors of pork and beans.
You can grill, bake, boil, or even microwave corn.
But this easy Mexican corn on the cob is roasted in the oven with a Mexican-inspired cumin and chili rub.
Drizzle with more lime if you want it zestier.
Oven-baked beef ribs
There’s nothing like eating some warm, hearty pork and beans with tender, juicy, slightly charred beef ribs.
It’s a big meal with big flavors, so make sure it’s a big occasion to match.
Here are some sticky oven-baked beef ribs to impress your family and friends.
The meat falls off the bone.
Add some ice-cold beer and get ready for some fun.
The best side dishes to serve with pork and beans
- Jalapeno-cheese cornbread
- Cucumber tomato avocado salad
- Fancy schmancy grilled cheese
- Buttermilk fried chicken
- Spinach scrambled eggs
- Cheddar cheese biscuits
- Southern coleslaw
- Crispy potato wedges
- Spiral hotdogs
- Mexican corn on the cob
- Oven-baked beef ribs
What To Serve With Pork And Beans
- 1 portion pork and beans
- Prepare your pork and beans according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: jalapeno-cheese cornbread, cucumber tomato avocado salad, fancy-schmancy grilled cheese, buttermilk fried chicken, spinach scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese biscuits, southern coleslaw, crispy potato wedges, spiral hotdogs, Mexican corn on the cob, and oven-baked beef ribs.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!