Barbecue Day 2: the Barbecue Sundae

May 9th, 2010 by katie

Here is the most fantastic way to savor your leftover barbecue: the barbecue sundae.  Creamy, crunchy, sweet, and spicy, barbecue sundaes are a great one-handed way to enjoy the best of your barbecue.

Barbecue Sundae

  1. Layer your barbecue sundae in a clean glass jar, with beans on the bottom, a layer of coleslaw in the middle, top with chopped beef or whatever barbecue you have on hand.
  2. Add a spoonful of barbecue sauce and top with jalapeno pickles.

Jalapeno Pickles

makes a half-pint, prep 10 min
  • enough sliced jalapenos to fill a half-pint jar, about 6
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed
  • pinch ginger
  1. Pack a clean half-pint jar with sliced jalapenos and garlic cloves.
  2. Bring vinegar and sugar to a boil in a small pot.
  3. Add spices and stir until combined.
  4. Pour boiling mixture over jalapenos, you will not use all of the sugar mixture, then tightly seal.
  5. Allow jalapenos to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate.
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14 Responses

  1. Robert

    I love the barbecue sundae idea, and the pickled jalapenos are the perfect topper. I’m trying this the next time I barbecue!

  2. Ben Wideman

    Love the idea, but it needs a new name. My stomach turned a little bit when I read the title and imagined pulled pork on ice cream…

  3. Kathy - Panini Happy

    That’s so creative – I love it! Love the photo too, the mason jar makes a great presentation.

  4. Lea Ann

    Very Clever. Next time I have bbq, I’ll have to take a bite of all three together and see what I think.

  5. Dominic

    It looks delicious. Especially with the jalapeños. Is the idea to eat it as a meal in itself?

  6. Barbecue Recipe

    This sounds delicious, I like the touch of jalapeno there. Although I might add a little more spike in it because I love my barbecue hot and crisp.

  7. allison from "a for aubergine"

    I love the idea of putting it in a jar. It would be perfect for a beach BBQ setting or someplace where it would be difficult to eat off plates. Brilliant!

  8. Michelle

    What a fun, clever idea!

  9. DailyChef

    Great idea! I was worried it was going to be some sort of dessert with BBQ…

  10. Fight the Fat Foodie

    I love it! Thinking of trying it with my black beans and sweet vinegar slaw!

  11. The Lil Bee

    Best idea. Ever.

  12. katy belle

  13. Chicken Fried Gourmet

    I love this idea, I may have to steal/borrow it 🙂

  14. Cindy


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