7 Easy Slow-Cooker Barbecue Ideas

We all know I love my slow cookers. I’ve even tried my hand at barbecued chicken in one. It was a nice treat to have in the middle of winter. I haven’t experimented a lot with barbecue recipes, mainly because, other than chicken, we don’t eat a lot of what would be traditional barbecue meats – like ribs and pulled pork and big roasts.

What actually intrigued me about this guest post is the pellet smokers. Pellet heating systems have gotten very popular here as an alternative to the more traditional fuel-fired systems. They are more expensive to install but much cheaper to operate. The same company that delivers our fuel delivers pellets.

Maybe in our next house…. And we could use a new smoker.

When it comes to barbecue, people have different techniques that will guarantee a lip smacking experience for them. Whether you use the smoker or fire up the gas BBQ, you will have a pleasurable afternoon devoted to tending the meats.  

In the meantime, think barbecue, slow cooker style….

7 Easy Slow-Cooker Barbecue Ideas

When it comes to barbecue, people have different techniques that will guarantee a lip smacking experience for them. Whether you use the smoker or fire up the grill, you will have a pleasurable afternoon devoted to tending the meats. But what happens on those days when you want mouthwatering barbecue but don’t have all the time to spend at the grill? This is where a slow cooker is helpful.

A slow cooker is great for producing mouthwatering barbecue. 

The following 7 crowd-satisfying slow cooker BBQ recipes will make your next craving for barbecue simpler and tastier.

1. Crock-Pot BBQ Ribs Recipe

Crockpot BBQ ribs are bone-in tender pork ribs prepared in a smoky homemade barbecue sauce. The best thing about Crockpot Ribs is that they take less effort to cook and can be made any time you want.

If you are looking for a simple way of preparing appetizing ribs for any occasion, these crock-pot barbecue ribs are just the thing. With little hands-on cooking time, these simple slow cooker BBQ ribs come out savory and super tender.

Put a few racks in your slow cooker now and do both you and all the rib lovers around you a finger-licking favor.

2. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Making Pulled Pork in your slow-cooker is a breeze! It’s simple to prepare and great to have on hand.  

Using your favorite barbecue sauce you have an easy, budget-friendly dish ready for dinner or ready to re-heat for after work or school snacks.

3. Baby Back Ribs

Baby Back Ribs; aka back ribs, pork loin back ribs, or simply loin ribs, are your best bet if you love ribs but don’t love grilling. The upper ribs, which are shorter and therefore referred to as baby back ribs, are perfect for the slow cooker.

Slow cooker baby back ribs are tender, succulent, savory, crowd-satisfying, yummy…. slow-cooked baby back ribs are simply the king of any gathering.

4. Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken

This is another tantalizing slow-cooker barbecue recipe and a fantastic way of preparing chicken for your family, company, or colleagues when you don’t have the time to cook on the barbecue grill. Barbecue chicken is a tasty and stress-free meal that everyone will enjoy.

Slow cooker BBQ chicken is easy to prepare: put all the ingredients in your slow cooker with no prep. Slow cooker barbecue chicken is tender, sweet, satisfying, savory, tangy, and easy to make anytime.

If you want the outdoor fun for a summer party you may want to do your barbecue chicken outside. You can slow-cook your chicken using a pellet grills (we prefer this over electric smokers). They work for slow cooking because they use electronically controlled thermostat and feeding system to feed wood pellets into the smoker.  Still easy but with the summer ambiance we love for outdoor parties.

5. Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

Look no further than slow cooker barbecue beef sandwiches if you want delicious sandwiches for your next get-together. They are fast and simple to make, and serve as the best way to feed a crowd.

 Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches are savory, slightly piquant and fall apart tender, particularly when you add homemade barbecue seasoning rub.

Without firing up the smoker or grill, you can turn a simple chuck roast into savory sandwiches to feed a crowd just by using a smoky barbecue sauce, BBQ seasoning rub, and your slow cooker.

6. The Slow Cooker Barbacoa Brisket

Mexico is the origin of Barbacoa Brisket with a prep time of just 10 minutes. This slow cooker Barbacoa is a kind of dish prepared with extensive slow cooking of beef and strong seasonings. Barbacoa beef brisket offers you a meltingly tender texture.

Normally, you will discover that barbacoa brisket is made with beef in America, and at times with lamb. However, it is frequently prepared with goat meat in Mexico.

The great thing about barbacoa brisket is that this flavorful, tender meat is great for nachos, enchiladas, burritos, tacos, and lots more.

If you want to entertain guests, you can leave the barbacoa brisket in a slow cooker and get on with your day, knowing that by the time you get back home, dinner will be waiting for you.

7. Slow Cooker Pork Tacos Al Pastor

Tacos Al Pastor simply means ‘shepherd style’ and it’s another Mexican classic for the slow cooker. It is a sweet, spicy dish made with pineapple and pork.

Tacos AI Pastor were originally prepared using crisp pork shaved from a pig roasted on a spit.

The mixture of pork, onions, sweet pineapple, and spicy chilies meld together deliciously in the slow cooker.

About the author: “Annabelle Carter Short is a housewife and a seamstress of more than 6 years. She is a craft lover and loves making crafts with her two children, Leo and Michelle. She homeschools her child with autism.”

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