• Southern Barbecue Pork-Topped Cornbread Pie
  • Southern Barbecue Pork-Topped Cornbread Pie
  • Southern Barbecue Pork-Topped Cornbread Pie

Southern Barbecue Pork-Topped Cornbread Pie

This southern-inspired dish makes for a quick and delicious weeknight dinner. This dinner recipe uses ground pork steeped in barbecue sauce served over skillet cornbread. The spicy-sweet flavors of the pork compliment the cornbread really well. You’re going to love it and also how easy it is to prep even though it’s homemade.

Is this really easy to make?

YES! Using ground pork make the cooking process really quick and easy. This is really similar to canned Man-wich or sloppy Joes but it’s homemade.

This recipe is actually a two-for. I’ll show you how to make skillet cornbread as well as a basic homemade barbecue sauce for the pork.

What’s the best boxed cornbread?

To make my cornbread, I like to use Krusteaz cornbread mix. I add a few of my own ingredients to liven it up. It has delicious flavor and moisture. You can use whatever corn bread mix you like best but I just really prefer the flavor of their cornbread to the other box mixes out there.

What sides go well with this barbecue pork?

You could serve this with green string beans, roasted Brussels sprouts (toss in a little oil and salt and bake) or coleslaw which is great for warmer weather!

Do I need a cast iron skillet?

I love cooking cornbread in my cast iron skillet but if you don’t have one, you can use a pie pan or a square baking pan instead.

If you love southern comfort food…

Be sure to check out my baked macaroni and cheese with breadcrumbs recipe and well as my homemade broccoli slaw and my barbecue shrimp and grits.

This barbecue pork-topped cornbread recipe was featured on Menu Plan Monday!


  • 1. Mix ingredients for cornbread in a bowl until just blended. Smear cast iron skillet with a thick layer of softened butter. Bake at 400˚ for about 20 minutes or until just set in the middle.
  • 2. Brown pork in a large skillet or pot and over medium heat, stirring until pork is cooked through. Add all remaining ingredients and simmer for about 5 minutes to form the sauce.
  • 3. Cut a slice of the corn bread and top with barbecue pork to serve.