Easy and Irresistible Slow Cooker Barbecue Recipes

Barbecue isn't just for the grill. Your slow cooker will transform ribs, brisket, pork, and chicken into tender bites of barbecue bliss you can savor any time of the year.

Cathy Long


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Super Simple Peachy Barbecue Chicken
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Super Simple Peachy Barbecue Chicken

    That's right -- just three ingredients produce a richly flavored, sweet-tangy barbecue sauce for drumsticks.

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Barbecue Pulled Pork

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

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Barbecue Country-Style Ribs

    These fall-off-the-bone tender pork ribs go easily from slow cooker to table for a satisfying family meal.

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Barbecue-Chutney Chicken

    Mango chutney adds a jolt of flavor to this curry-seasoned chicken recipe.

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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.

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Apricot Pulled Pork Hoagies

    Apricots blend nicely with bottled barbecue sauce for these delicious pulled pork sandwiches. Snips of dried fruit emphasize the flavor.

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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 this slow-cooked beef ribs recipe.

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Southwest Barbecue Chicken

    Sweet and hot jalapeno pepper jelly is the secret ingredient for this zesty barbecued chicken main dish.

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Spicy Pulled Pork

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

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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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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 a wonderful panini sandwich to serve the next day as well.

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Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork Sliders

    This isn't your basic barbecue sauce. These mini pork sandwiches receive a tangy bite from the balsamic vinegar in the homemade sauce.

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Asian-Style Barbecue Ribs

    Soy sauce, plum jelly, molasses, and ginger give these hearty barbecue pork ribs a decidedly Asian flair.

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