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Easy and Irresistible Slow Cooker BBQ Recipes

Barbecue recipes aren't just for the grill. Our roundup of slow cooker BBQ recipes include ribs, brisket, pork, and chicken that you can savor any time of the year. And don't forget our easy slow cooker barbecue side dishes, too!


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    • Super Simple Peachy Barbecue Chicken

      That's right -- just three ingredients produce a richly flavored, sweet-tangy BBQ sauce for unbelievable slow cooker chicken. If you like your BBQ on the sweet side, one reviewer suggests adding brown sugar and peach puree to the sauce as well.

    • Apricot Chipotle Pork Ribs

      Chili sauce and chipotle peppers bring the heat while apricot preserves and brown sugar add a touch of sweetness to our saucy five-ingredient slow cooker pork ribs.

    • Loaded Creamed Corn with Tomato and Bacon

      Creamed corn is a staple BBQ side dish. Try our slow cooker creamed corn with freshly grated Parmesan, jalapeno-studded Monterey Jack, and thick slabs of bacon, and you may never go back to ordinary creamed corn again.

    • Apple-Bourbon Country-Style Pork Ribs

      Bourbon adds a hint of smokiness to our sweet and tangy slow cooker pork ribs. This saucy, apple-loaded dish is perfect for feeding a crowd.

    • Slow-Simmered Pulled Pork Sandwiches

      It doesn't get much better than classic pulled pork sandwiches. Make our mouthwatering slow cooker pork with a simple homemade BBQ sauce, or use a storebought BBQ sauce to save time.

    • See How to Make Pork in a Slow Cooker

      Pulled pork sandwiches couldn't be easier when you start with your slow cooker. Watch as we show you how to make perfect pork, right in your slow cooker.

    • Southwest Barbecue Chicken

      Sweet and hot jalapeno pepper jelly is the secret ingredient for this zesty barbecued chicken main dish. Serve with pepper-studded rice for a complete meal.

    • See How to Make Slow Cooker Chicken

      Watch as we show you the simple steps for how to make absolutely delicious chicken right in your slow cooker.

    • Barbecue Country-Style Ribs

      Saucy, fall-off-the-bone pork ribs are the stuff BBQ dreams are made of. Our version easily goes from slow cooker to table for a satisfying family meal.

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      Apricot Pulled Pork Hoagies

      Apricots blend nicely with bottled BBQ sauce in these deliciously sweet pulled pork sandwiches. Snips of dried fruit emphasize the flavor.

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      Slow Cooker Corn Bread

      Skip the oven and turn to your slow cooker to make our easy corn bread recipe. Corn muffin mix makes this recipe a cinch, while diced green chile peppers add a satisfying kick of spice.

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      Brisket in Onion-Ale BBQ Sauce

      The gravy for this fork-tender brisket is made from a tantalizing blend of beer, chili sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and seasonings. Sturdy thick-cut potatoes are delicious dipped in sauce drippings.

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      Ranch Beans with Peppered Bacon

      Move over, plain baked beans. Our unbeatable baked bean recipe features peppery bacon, spicy jalapenos, and a touch of tangy vinegar. Serve this at your next potluck and everyone will be asking for the recipe.

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      Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork Sliders

      Think outside of the BBQ box and try our totally tasty balsamic-infused spin on classic BBQ sauce. These mini pork sandwiches are loaded with tangy sauce, and tastily stacked with crunchy coleslaw and pickles.

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      Beer-Braised Beef Short Ribs

      Bottled hot pepper sauce adds a touch of fire to the subtly sweet molasses sauce in our slow-cooked beef ribs recipe.

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      BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

      Healthy BBQ pulled pork sandwiches? It can be done! Low-cal barbecue sauce and whole wheat hamburger buns help make this saucy sandwich a smart choice.

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      Barbecue-Chutney Chicken

      Mango chutney adds a jolt of flavor to this curry-seasoned chicken recipe. Chopped mango and green onions mix with rice for a sweet side dish with a bit of bite.

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      Asian-Style Barbecue Ribs

      Soy sauce, plum jelly, molasses, and ginger give these hearty slow cooker BBQ pork ribs a decidedly Asian flair. Absorb the extra sauce by serving with rice.

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      Braised Collard Greens

      Collard greens are a classic Southern BBQ side dish, and we like ours braised in a slow cooker with savory ham bones and a touch of crushed red pepper.

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      Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Root Beer Barbecue Sauce

      Bottled chili sauce adds some serious heat to our root-beer-sauced slow cooker pulled pork. Make it ahead of time and refrigerate for up to 24 hours, or freeze it for up to one month.

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      Southern Corn Pudding

      Creamy corn pudding dotted with tomatoes, onions, and thyme is a deliciously hearty BBQ side dish that lets you bypass the oven. Plus, it's perfect alongside saucy pork or chicken.

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      Pork Ribs in Raspberry Chipotle Sauce

      Red raspberry preserves and balsamic vinegar add just the right hint of sweetness to these spunky country-style ribs spiked with chipotle chiles.

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      Barbecue Pulled Pork

      Pork shoulder is perfect for this sandwich recipe because simmering all day in the slow cooker helps it become richer and incredibly tender. The homemade barbecue sauce provides a robust flavor.

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      Potatoes are the surprise ingredient in this simple slow cooker succotash that is the perfect addition to a BBQ meal for a crowd.

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      Creamy Grits with Roasted Poblanos

      Though grits are normally a favorite Southern breakfast food, we love them laden with poblano peppers and cheddar cheese for a flavorful BBQ dinner side.

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      Slow-Cooked Barbecue Country-Style Ribs

      We love these BBQ-sauced pork ribs so much that we give you two ways to enjoy them. Eat the saucy ribs for dinner right after you make them. Shred the remaining half of the ribs, and chill the meat for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months for a tasty pulled pork sandwich that's ready when you are.

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      Saucy Brisket

      When weeknight madness hits, it's hard to imagine getting an evening meal on the table. This slow cooker recipe not only provides a juicy beef brisket dinner, but it makes a wonderful panini sandwich to serve the next day as well.

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      Spicy Pulled Pork

      These yummy mini sandwiches receive a kick from the Dr. Pepper-flavored BBQ sauce. Make a full-size sandwich by using a regular bun instead.

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