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Sticky BBQ Pigs Feet

southern soul food barbecue pig feet

Growing up down South we ate everything on the pig but the squeal.  I’m sure if folk found a way to eat it, they would.  Pig feet were one of the first things I learned to cook because they’re so easy.

What are pig’s feet?

It’s amazing how many people ask me what are pig feet, what is pickled pig feet and can you eat pig’s feet?  I was never asked those questions when living in the South, but when conversating with people from the Northern and Mid-Western states, they believe it’s a myth that people from the South eat these parts of an animal.

For some, eating the innards and organs of a pig was a way of life and a way to live.  Now, you can find pig feet and chitterlings in high-end restaurants.

pigs feet recipe

Where to buy pig’s feet?

Naturally, you’re not going to find pig’s feet in every store unless you’re down South.  For the most part, you can buy them in smaller markets.

It also depends on your demographics.  I doubt very seriously if your store carries pig’s feet if they’re a high-end store in an affluent area.  It is what it is.  But, you can buy pickled pig’s feet in just about any supermarket chain store.

pigs feet recipe

Sticky BBQ Pigs Feet

BBQ pig's feet are boiled and baked in the oven until tender, sticky and delicious.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 2


  • 4 pigs feet whole or split
  • 1 whole onion
  • 2 cups bbq sauce
  • salt and pepper


  • Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil
  • Add the pig's feet, salt, and pepper to the pan and boil on medium-high heat for 1 hour
  • Preheat an oven to 350
  • Remove all but 1 cup of liquid from the pan and cover the pig's feet with the bbq sauce and onions.
  • Cover and bake for 1 1/2 hours or until the bbq pig feet are tender.
Keyword bbq, pork, soul food
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