BBQ Sides Recipes for Cole Slaw, Potato Salad and Beans

Texas Brothers Bar-B-Que has catered over 100 events from corporate lunches to family reunions. Every great slice of beef brisket and port rib needs great sides, or what we call "The Fixins." Here are our family recipes for you to enjoy.

Cole Slaw

  • 1 medium head white cabbage
  • 1/4 media head red cabbage
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
Grate the cabbage and carrots and combine. In a separate mixing bowl, mix the mayonnaise, sugar and paprika. Stir till the sugar dissolves. Pour the mixture, a little at a time on the cabbage and carrots until they are evenly coated.


  • 1 lb pinto beans
  • 1/4 lb bacon or salt pork
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 table spoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
Pre-soak the beans overnight in cold water. Rinse the beans and place in a four quart pot. Add the bacon, onion, salt black pepper and chili powder to the pot. Cover the beans with three inches of water and bring to a boil. Once the water boils, reduce heat to simmer and stir occasionally. Cook the beans until they are soft and to your taste.

Potato Salad

  • 4 large potatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup pimento
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped dill pickle
  • 2/3 cup mayonaisse
  • 1/3 cup mustard
Peel the potatoes and chop to a little bigger than bite-size pieces and boil. Drain the water and place the potatoes in a large serving bowl. Chop the eggs to the size of a pencil eraser and place in the serving bowl. Chop all the remaining indgrediants and place in the bowl. In a seperate bowl, mix mayonaisse and mustard. Fold the mayo/mustard mixture into the serving bowl and enjoy.


A great friend Joey Sutphen and his mother, Margie of Sutphen's Bar-B-Q always served an apricot cobbler. It has been our experience that a fruit cobbler and some ice cream is the best dessert to have when serving bar-b-que. Feel free click on one of these buttons to share these bbq tips to your friends. The more the tastier life gets.  

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