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Homemade BBQ Pork Cornbread Skillet — a recipe you love because it’s easy to make and is delicious!

This barbecue ground pork dinner is a southern-inspired dish that’s great for cookouts, barbecues or even weeknight dinner. Serves a family or a small crowd.

Made with ground pork steeped in barbecue sauce served over doctored 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.

A great use for ground pork.

Using ground pork makes the cooking process really quick and easy. This is really similar to canned Man-wich or sloppy Joes but it’s homemade and tastes a bit more fresh.

Use bottled barbecue sauce or make your own!

You can use store-bought barbecue sauce if you don’t have the ingredients on hand, however, if you’ve got everything, it’s very easy to just combine and stir over heat and create your own special sauce.

Start with my easy barbecue sauce recipe and then tweak it as you’d like to create your own homemade sauce!

Doctor your cornbread mix.

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. If you love moist, buttery cornbread, then stay tuned…

What’s the best boxed cornbread to start with?

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.

This dish is super easy to make.

This a great way to serve a crowd or a large without a ton of effort. Watch this how-to video so see how everything comes together.

What sides go well with this barbecue pork?

You could serve this with green string beans, corn on the cob, roasted Brussels sprouts, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and/or coleslaw which is great for warmer weather!

Serving a crowd?

This is such a great recipe for feeding a crowd. You can make a large batch and keep it warm in a crockpot. Serve the cornbread in pie-style slices. You can make the sides homemade, or purchase them from your local deli.

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 ground pork over cornbread recipe was featured on Menu Plan Monday and South Your Mouth!

Southern Barbecue Pork-Topped Cornbread Pie

Southern Barbecue Pork-Topped Cornbread Pie

Southern Barbecue Pork-Topped Cornbread Pie

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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Skill Level: Easy
Recipe Type: Pork, Skillet Dishes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Yield: 1 pie


  • 2 lbs ground pork
  • 1 1/4 cups barbecue sauce
  • 1 (15oz) box cornbread mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 (14oz ) can creamed corn
  • 1 (4oz) can green chilies
  • 2 tbsp sour cream optional
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 cup butter softened reserve to grease pan


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cut a slice of the corn bread and top with barbecue pork to serve.


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