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Slow Cooker Sunday: 20 barbecue-style recipes that don't need a grill

Justina Huddleston is an editor and the head writer for TDmonthly Magazine. She has been a freelance writer for several years, though her real passion is cooking. You can see the recipes she creates on her vegan food blog, A Life of Litt...

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Slow cooker barbecue recipes

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Slow cooker barbecue recipes

Whether it's rainy out or you don't have a grill, these recipes will make you feel like you're at a cookout. 

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Slow cooker barbecue chicken wings

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Slow cooker barbecue chicken wings

Lick-your-fingers good barbecue chicken wings are a cinch to make in the slow cooker. 

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Spicy slow cooker peach barbecue ribs

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Spicy slow cooker peach barbecue ribs

Between the peach barbecue sauce and the succulent meat, these ribs are a summer slow cooker double whammy.

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3-ingredient barbecue pork

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3-ingredient barbecue pork

When barbecue pork is this easy to make, you can pretend every day is a summer celebration.

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Slow cooker corn on the cob

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Slow cooker corn on the cob

Throw your corn into the slow cooker, and forget about it. In a few hours you'll have a perfect side dish.

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Pulled pork sliders with garlic aioli

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Pulled pork sliders with garlic aioli

These pulled pork sliders with a garlic aioli are a little different from your standard barbecue fare.

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Barbecue bacon pork chops

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Barbecue bacon pork chops

Barbecued pork chops and potatoes topped with bacon and cheese are a tasty summer meal in one.

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Slow cooker beer brats

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Slow cooker beer brats

Beer brats on buns with lots of mustard are a barbecue favorite made even easier in the slow cooker.

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Slow cooker mac 'n' cheese

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Slow cooker mac 'n' cheese

What's a barbecue without the sides? This slow cooker mac 'n' cheese practically makes itself.

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Apple barbecue little smokies

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Apple barbecue little smokies

Barbecue little smokies made with apple butter are a savory-sweet appetizer the whole family will love.

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Slow cooker creamy, cheesy corn

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Slow cooker creamy, cheesy corn

Sweet summer corn is given a rich makeover in this decadent cheesy corn recipe, perfect alongside barbecue.

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Cheeseburger sandwiches

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Cheeseburger sandwiches

Can't use the grill? These fun slow cooker cheeseburger sandwiches are here to save the day.

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Barbecue chicken chili

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Barbecue chicken chili

Hearty chicken chili tastes like a summer cookout thanks to a dose of barbecue sauce.

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Easy barbecue beef brisket

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Easy barbecue beef brisket

Making moist barbecue beef brisket is way easier in the slow cooker than on the grill.

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Bourbon chicken sliders

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Bourbon chicken sliders

Tangy slow cooker bourbon chicken makes succulent sandwiches that are better than barbecue. 

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Slow cooker baked beans

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Slow cooker baked beans

Slow cooker baked beans are the ultimate side dish for rainy-day, indoor summer barbecues.

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Slow cooker dinner rolls

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Slow cooker dinner rolls

Soak up all that barbecue sauce goodness with these tender, fluffy, slow cooker dinner rolls

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Slow cooker coconut-peach cobbler

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Slow cooker coconut-peach cobbler

Sweet summer peaches are the star of this slow cooker coconut-peach cobbler.

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Slow cooker berry cobbler

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Slow cooker berry cobbler

It's not a summer barbecue without a dessert, and this slow cooker berry cobbler more than does the trick.

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