Country-style ribs pair well with a variety of barbecue sides, including baked beans. Baked beans can be easily prepared on the stove-top or slow cooked for extra flavor.
Coleslaw is another traditional side dish served at barbecues. Restaurant-style coleslaw is easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. Peanut coleslaw also goes well with all types of ribs.
Potato salad is a favorite summer barbecue side dish. Potato salad can be made a day ahead to cut down on preparation time. Mustard and mayo based potato salad recipes are easily found on websites like Southern Living and Cooking Light.
French fries can also be served with ribs. Baked potatoes are a great side dish and can be topped with sour cream, shredded cheese, bacon bit, butter or chives. Roasted or grilled potatoes are easy barbecue sides.
Grilled corn on the cob is a delicious accompaniment to a barbecue meal. Corn on the cob can be grilled in the husk and flavored with butter, spices and cheese. Corn casseroles work well too.
Macaroni and cheese is a southern dish that is often served with ribs. Deviled eggs which can be made ahead of time are a popular barbecue side dish. Homemade biscuits and honey are another tasty choice.