Get that famous cookout flavor with these slow cooker BBQ recipes, including chili, beans, meatballs, ribs, chicken wings, meat loaf, sliders, beef brisket, baked potatoes, brats, BBQ pulled pork, ham sandwiches and more.
Served with a hot loaf of bread and a side salad, this slow-cooker chili makes a hearty meal. The recipe was inspired by two friends when we were talking about food at a potluck barbecue. —Phyllis Shyan, Elgin, Illinois
Dreama Hughes in London, Kentucky relies on this yummy recipe often during the summer and fall when she knows she's going to be out working in the yard all day. "I just pair it with a side vegetable and salad…and supper is served! It’s also delicious with pork or beef and easy to double for a crowd."
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
The first time I made this, it won first prize at a chili cook-off. It takes just minutes to mix together, and the slow cooker does the rest. It's often requested by friends and family when we all get together.
Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota
We like to keep our freezer stocked with plenty of beef roasts. When we're not in the mood for pot roast, I fix these satisfying sandwiches instead. The meat cooks in a tasty sauce while I'm work. The meat cooks in a tasty sauce while I'm at work. Then I just slice i thinly and serve it on rolls.
In Wisconsin, brats are a staple food group! We are always looking for new ways to cook them. This recipe is easy and a hit at any tailgate party or cookout, any time of year..—Jessica Abnet, DePere, Wisconsin
I got this recipe from a newspaper, and it was an instant hit with my husband and my friends. I originally prepared this meal in the oven, but I've since discovered how easy it is to make in the slow cooker.—Bette Jo Welton, Eugene, Oregon
My family loves traditional pork barbecue served over mashed potatoes. I swapped the pork for chicken in honor of the delicious chicken barbecue my childhood church used to serve at its annual fundraiser. I also love cornbread and think that this yummy chicken is even better when served with a slice.—Angela Spengler, Clovis, New Mexico
The ingredient list may seem long for my saucy pork, but most of these items are common things you’ll already have in your kitchen. Plus, once the sauce is mixed up, the slow cooker does the rest and you can focus on other things. I think the liquid smoke is what gives the barbecue its authentic taste!