Southern Pork Main Dish Recipes

Looking for Southern pork recipes? Allrecipes has more than 80 recipes for pork chops, BBQ pork, pork ribs, pulled pig, and ham, complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Slow Cooker Carolina BBQ

Rating: 4.64 stars
617
Miss the tarheel tradition of a pig pickin'? Then find yourself a crock pot, a big pork shoulder, some cider vinegar and get cooking! While ground and crushed red pepper will provide the basic heat - go the extra mile and find some Texas Pete (or Trappey's) pepper sauce to bring the taste of Carolina to your kitchen.

Alabama Pulled Pig

Rating: 4.8 stars
100
Best if cooking is started the day before serving. Boston butt is the easiest to make on a small scale. Use a shoulder or a whole shoulder (which is a shoulder plus the Boston butt) for larger crowds. The sauce skimmed off the top is very, very hot and can also be used to make terribly hot chicken wings.

Southern-Style Pork Chops

Rating: 4.51 stars
93
I came up with this recipe when I was craving something to remind me of growing up in Georgia. Remember to taste before adding additional salt as the soup mix is pretty salty. Serve over white rice, mashed potatoes, or buttered noodles.

Neck Bones and Lima Beans

Rating: 4.47 stars
19
Meaty neck bones and fresh dry beans are best for this one. If done correctly meat should fall off the bones. Great over rice.

Quick and Easy Ham with Sweet Potatoes

Rating: 4.16 stars
91
I love to eat ham and sweet potatoes all year round. I came up with this easy ham and sweet potato dish that also makes clean up a breeze. Serve with a vegetable and/or side salad and rolls and you will have a complete, satisfying meal.

Gloria's Sausage Gravy with Biscuits

Rating: 3.79 stars
53
This is a wonderful sausage gravy and biscuit recipe my cousin serves for breakfast on special occasions.

Quick Baby Back Ribs

Rating: 4.67 stars
72
This is an easy recipe for ribs which won't be tough, like smoked ribs, or fall off the bone, like braised ribs. These ribs are done the right way, and I've never had better ribs than this.

Sweet and Savory Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.62 stars
278
This is a sweet and savory pulled pork that combines many techniques for the best flavor. The slow cooker makes the meat fall off the bone!

Quiche (Southern Egg Pie)

Rating: 4.61 stars
89
This is a pseudo Southern take on a quiche.

Southern Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.61 stars
542
This recipe starts out on the stove, and ends up in the slow cooker! Add your favorite BBQ sauce and eat plain or on a bun! Great for parties.

Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Rating: 4.48 stars
1341
Authentic Cajun flavor! I grew up in Louisiana and love red beans and rice; these are just like I remember. Serve with Tabasco sauce for a little kick. My family loved to splash a little cider vinegar in each bowl.

Southern Grits Casserole

Rating: 4.51 stars
261
If you're from the South you will definitely love this recipe, which includes grits, eggs, sausage, and cheese. When I cook it, I place it in the slow cooker to stay warm. There is nothing worse than cold grits.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Southern-Style Neck Bones
Rating: Unrated
106
Neck bones are great with greens or cabbage. They can be baked or boiled, this recipe can be fixed either way. It depends upon how much attention you want to give the dish. I think this is one of this meals that takes you back to your mother's kitchen.
Tennessee Meatloaf
Rating: Unrated
148
My Grandmother 'Nanaw' Rowan made the most delicious meatloaf in the state. When she passed away, she didn't leave me her recipe, but she left me the desire to recreate it. I think this is it, in flavor and texture. Don't let the number of ingredients discourage you. It's part of the magic in creating a masterpiece!

Louisiana Crawfish Boil

Rating: 4.44 stars
27

What a feast! Invite the family and dig into this messy, yummy boil. Combining crawfish, sausage, corn, mushrooms, potatoes, and artichokes, this is a dish you'll crave over and over. Add other seafood or vegetables to your liking.