Barbecue

Great BBQ Sides

Dallas' best barbecue deserves a proper accompaniment.

Brisket and ribs generally command center stage on the plate, but all that fatty, smoky meat needs the tartness of coleslaw or a slightly sweet serving of pinto beans to round out the experience. Here are our top 10 barbecue sides, from classic to modern takes.

1. Mac ’n Cheese

Pecan Lodge

A creamy cheese blend is mixed with macaroni and topped with bacon.

2. Pea Salad

The Slow Bone

This cold salad combines peas, onions, and cubes of cheddar cheese.

3. Cheesy Squash Casserole

Peggy Sue BBQ

Yellow squash and sweet corn are baked in this traditional Southern side.

4. Texas Twinkie

Hutchins BBQ

A jalapeño is stuffed with cream cheese and fatty brisket, wrapped in thick-cut bacon, and slathered with a sweet glaze. 

5. Hominy

Lockhart Smokehouse (Dallas location)

Whole hominy kernels are livened up with house-smoked brisket and blue cheese.

6. Coleslaw

Pecan Lodge

Red and green cabbage get a kick from spicy mayonnaise.

7. Spicy 3-Meat Charro Beans

Off the Bone Barbeque

Firm beans come in a rich broth seasoned with fresh cilantro and meat trimmings.

8. Greens

Top 5 BBQ

Collard greens are cooked until wilted with onion and vinegar, and then topped with a secret seasoning.

9. Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower Gratin

The Slow Bone

Vegetable chunks are baked in cream and topped with seasoned bread crumbs.

10. Ranch Potato Salad

Lakewood Smokehouse

Rooster potatoes are tossed with mayonnaise, green onions, bacon, and a special spice mix.

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