Monday, June 20, 2016

BBQ Sundaes

Pulled pork, baked beans, and southern-style coleslaw are layered together to make these Barbecue Sundaes - get the recipe at
Pulled pork, baked beans, and southern-style coleslaw are layered together to make these irresistible Barbecue Sundaes. While my husband was traveling a few years ago, he tried a barbecue sundae in a restaurant. He described the meal to me, and I couldn't even imagine it. I had to recreate it as soon as possible for myself.

Let me tell you that this meal is spectacular. I sighed after the first bite and I didn't stop taking bites (while standing at the kitchen counter!) until that jar was empty. I'm not even kidding you. I liked this meal so much, I made it again the very next night.

In the past two years, this has become a summer staple on our meal plan. My whole family (and every friend we've introduced to this combination) adores this meal. I typically pile the sundaes on paper plates for a super easy dinner night, but it thrills my kids any time I serve the sundaes in mason jars. Pretty foods always taste better, right?

COOK'S NOTES: I make these sundaes using the recipes I've linked to in the recipe below. You can use your favorite pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw, and barbecue sauce recipes or use store-bought versions if you're looking for a shortcut meal. The sundaes can be layered in mason jars, or sundae cups, scooped into bowls, or piled on paper plates. However you make these barbecue sundaes, they are delicious.

BBQ Sundaes
Yield: 6 servings
(printable recipe)

1 lb hot Sweet and Tangy Pulled Pork
3 cups hot Baked Beans
1 recipe cold Memphis Coleslaw, about 4 cups worth
1 cup warm or room temperature Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce

In the dish of your choice, layer the beans, then the pork, drizzle with barbecue sauce, and then top with coleslaw. Serve with a fork and enjoy!
Pulled pork, baked beans, and southern-style coleslaw are layered together to make these Barbecue Sundaes - get the recipe at

{originally posted 7/19/14 - photos and recipe notes updated 7/20/16}

Here are some summer side dish recipes you might like:
Easy Macaroni Salad by Center Cut Cook
Summer Black Bean and Corn Salad by Aggie's Kitchen
Creamy Summer Pasta Salad by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Broccoli Salad by Shugary Sweets
Tomato Herb Salad by Taste and Tell
Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Easy Bacon Pea Salad by Foodie with Family


  1. In the south, this is a common appetizer at weddings and parties...they use the small shot glass size glasses.

  2. What a crazy-fun idea, love this!!

  3. The first time I ever saw this was in a Southern Living magazine and I thought it looked amazing but wasn't sure about it. But it totally works like this, doesn't it? It's not too much different than eating the same ingredients on a plate, you just get flavors mixed together here and there. Nice job.

  4. I've had something similar to this called Okie Hash by a couple of southern guys with a bbq truck up in the Pacific NW. It was brisket, beans and cole slaw layered and topped with your choice of spicy or not so spicy bbq sauce. Quite tasty! This one looks good, too.

  5. This looks so wonderful to me! I love the whole idea of putting these dishes together, and in a mason jar it looks so cute. I just made your coleslaw recently and absolutely loved it! Can't wait to try your bar-b-q sauce as well. Thanks so much for this fun and delicious idea, Mary!