I revamped our favorite sloppy joe recipe into this thick spaghetti sauce that simmers in the slow cooker. The flavor is jazzy enough to be interesting to adults, yet mild enough to be enjoyed by children.
—Rhonda Melanson of Sarnia, Ontario
Most members of my family would agree that no picnic is complete until these delicious beans have made their appearance. Preparing them in a slow cooker makes them easy to transport to any gathering. —Diane Hixon, Niceville, Florida
After years of searching, I found a recipe for shredded barbecue beef that's a hit with all my family and friends. It's easy to freeze for future meals…if there's any left over. —Rebecca Rohland, Medford, Wisconsin
These sandwiches are great for large gatherings. The chicken can be cooked ahead of time, then added to the homemade barbecue sauce for simmering hours before guests arrive. —Roberta Brown, Waupaca, Wisconsin
Connie Johnson from Springfield, Missouri needs only five ingredients to fix this sweet and tender pork for sandwiches. "Feel free to adjust the sauce ingredients to suit your family's tastes," she suggests.
My tasty recipe is sure to please a crowd! People say they love the subtle heat and hint of sweetness in these saucy sandwiches. Try serving them with coleslaw and pickles. —Karen Currie, Kirkwood, Missouri