Best sides for smoked meats?

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Big MeatGuy

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Mar 10, 2024
Hi again yall

Thanks for your feedback on my other thread allthough it did go in a bit of a funky direction.

My next question for my 4th of july cookout is about which sides you think is best to go with a nice smoked meat?

I was thinking of doing some taters, wedge salad, wet beans, sparagus, and some shrimps.

What sides do you all do with your smoked meats?
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Mac-n-Cheese is a staple side along with beans.
My wife likes a raw chopped broccoli salad with a vinaigrette dressing mixed with bacon pieces, dried cranberries, and sunflower seeds.
What JIMSMOKES said especially the coleslaw, but can't go wrong with any of them.

Chevre Bruschetta


Bacon Wrapped BBQ Onion Rings
Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus


Garden Style Saffron Rice
Dirty Rice with Andouille/Chicken Livers
Parmesan Risotto
Classic Mexican Rice
Mexican Black Rice
Mexican Confetti Rice / Mexican Green Rice / Mexican Garden Rice


BBQ Beans for Catching Drippings
Pinto Beans/Refried Beans
Ranch Style Pinto Beans
Cowboy Black Beans
Smoked Pork Neck Bones-n-Beans

Potato Pave, A French Classic
Fondant Potatoes aka Pommes Fondant
Smashed-n-Smoked Taters
Homemade Scalloped Potatoes
Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes
Salt Crusted Potatoes
Hasselback Potatoes
Hasselback Au Gratin Potatoes
Grilled Maple Sweet Potatoes
Salsa Verde Taters
Homemade Twice Fried French Fries

Bacon-n-Cheddar Tater Salad

Creamy Ranch New Potatoes


Whup@$$ Coleslaw
Spicy Cilantro Lime Coleslaw
Apple/Cranberry Sweet Slaw


Sunomono, Japanese Cucumber Salad
Southern Milk-n-Honey Corn
Asian Bok Choy with Garlic
Glazed Grilled Carrots
Roasted Italian Veggies
Oven Roasted Veggies
Stuffed Tomatoes
Not Your Mother's Green Bean Casserole
#1 Fresh Green Beans with Bacon/Onions
#2 Fresh Green Beans with Bacon, Onion and Garlic
Cowboy Caviar
Guacamole Cowboy Caviar
Southwestern Pan Fried Corn
Southwestern Vegetable Medley
Southwestern Avocado Salad
Spicy Squash and Zucchini Casserole
Cast Iron Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Onion and Garlic
Parmesan Crusted Zucchini


Smoked Mac-n-Cheese, No-Boil
Smoked Mac-n-Cheese, Pre-Boil


Sweet-n-Savory Pork Stuffing, Apple/Bacon
Sourdough Oyster Stuffing


Shishito Chimichurri
Savory Southwestern Waffles with Green Chiles and Onion
Corn Meal Green Chile Buttermilk Waffles
Chile's Take on Sriracha Pickled Eggs
Pickled Eggs Straight from Hell, and Onions Too
Stuffed Cornbread
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