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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Pork Shoulder

Slow Cooker Carolina BBQ

Rating: Unrated
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.
Pulled Pork

Alabama Pulled Pig

Rating: Unrated
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.
Pan Fried Pork Chops

Southern-Style Pork Chops

Rating: Unrated
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.
Pork Recipes

Neck Bones and Lima Beans

Rating: Unrated
Meaty neck bones and fresh dry beans are best for this one. If done correctly meat should fall off the bones. Great over rice.
Brown Sugar Ham

Quick and Easy Ham with Sweet Potatoes

Rating: Unrated
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.
Breakfast Sausage

Gloria's Sausage Gravy with Biscuits

Rating: Unrated
This is a wonderful sausage gravy and biscuit recipe my cousin serves for breakfast on special occasions.
Pork Baby Back Ribs

Quick Baby Back Ribs

Rating: Unrated
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.
Pulled Pork

Sweet and Savory Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Rating: Unrated
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!
Breakfast Quiche

Quiche (Southern Egg Pie)

Rating: Unrated
This is a pseudo Southern take on a quiche.
Pulled Pork

Southern Pulled Pork

Rating: Unrated
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.
Beans and Rice

Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Rating: Unrated
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.
Pork Recipes

Southern-Style Neck Bones

Rating: Unrated
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Country Cooking Slow Cooker Neck Bones

Rating: Unrated
This is a country, budget-friendly recipe that everyone will enjoy. Serve over rice with a side of green beans.

Mom's New Years Pig's Feet

Rating: Unrated
This is a recipe for trotters passed down over time in my family. This was made every New Year's Eve to bring in the new year. A relatively inexpensive African-American dish. Very delicious! Serve with homemade potato salad, Southern style greens and candied yams and cornbread. It is even better the next day, and it freezes well. Serve sprinkled with a little more vinegar or hot sauce to taste.

Pressure Cooker Red Beans and Sausage

Rating: Unrated

I am from the South, and red beans and rice is a weekly tradition in my house. This recipe is cooked in no time, thanks to the pressure cooker! Serve over hot cooked rice.