Slow Cooker BBQ Recipes

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Barbeque Shredded Beef

Rating: 4.27 stars
Very tasty on potato bread buns with sliced cheese.

Slow Cooker Carolina BBQ

Rating: 4.64 stars
Miss the tarheel tradition of a pig pickin'? Then find yourself a crock pot, a big pork shoulder, some cider vinegar and get cooking! While ground and crushed red pepper will provide the basic heat - go the extra mile and find some Texas Pete (or Trappey's) pepper sauce to bring the taste of Carolina to your kitchen.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Orange Juice

Rating: 4.06 stars
'Discovered' this by accident when starting the pork butt about 10 p.m. one night (the butt was still partially frozen). Started with the basics, but decided to add the stone ground mustard and the orange juice on a whim. Husband loves it, so I must have been inspired.

Slow Cooker Barbeque

Rating: 4.58 stars
This is an old recipe my mom used to make for us kids. It is so good it almost melts in your mouth! Serve on sub rolls.

Barbacoa-Style Shredded Beef

Rating: 4.67 stars
Similar to Chipotle's® barbacoa. Great over nachos, in tacos, and burritos.

Slow Cooker Carnitas

Rating: 4.61 stars
Carnitas means 'little meats' and is traditionally fried then braised. This recipe is made much easier using the slow cooker but the results are just as tasty. This makes a great filling for tamales, enchiladas, tacos and burritos. This filling is also great combined with your favorite barbecue sauce and served on buns.

Salsa Verde Pork

Rating: 4.58 stars
Quick prep work leads to succulent, delicious, and exceptionally easy pork for enchiladas, tamales, or burritos or even to eat all by itself! We use this pork in all sorts of things, but my husband's favorite way is simply right out of the pot. I can't trust him to do the shredding, because too much ends up in his mouth. This pork keeps well and gets even better after a day or two.

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Rating: 5 stars
So I heard of people making salsa chicken and I thought I would give it a try but add a few of my own twists to it. My whole family, even the 2-year-old, loved the tacos and we ate the leftovers at our very next meal. After the mixture is cooked, fill flour tortillas with it (hard shells are great, too), add shredded Cheddar cheese on the top, and shredded lettuce.

Pork Chile Rojo (Pulled Pork with Red Chile Sauce)

Rating: 4.55 stars
My grandmother called this recipe 'Pork Chili Verde' when she originally told me about it.'s red, not green. I'm not sure if she saw a recipe that called for green salsa and she put in the red or if it was really called something else. Whatever the story, I've made it a couple of times now and absolutely love it. It gets better every time! Slow cooking the roast in an oven roasting bag makes the meat so tender! Serve the pork with tortillas or hard taco shells.

BBQ Beef Brisket Sandwiches

Rating: 4.44 stars
Slow-cooked seasoned brisket shredded and prepared for tantalizing barbeque sandwiches. Enjoy on your favorite bread.

Homestyle Kalua Pork with Cabbage in a Slow Cooker

Rating: 4.56 stars
Inspired by the luaus in Hawaii, I set out to make an easy, tasty slow-cooker version of kalua pork. The meat is fall-off-the-bone yummy. This recipe is not overly smoky, but you may add more smoke if you like. Serve with rice, buns, or poi.

Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.38 stars
This simple slow cooker pulled pork recipe is big hit with my family of picky eaters. For a spicy kick, mix 1 part Frank's® RedHot® Buffalo sauce and 1 part of your favorite mustard-based BBQ sauce. You can use a pork loin instead of pork shoulder, if desired. Combine with your favorite BBQ sauce and enjoy.

Inspiration and Ideas

Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue

Rating: Unrated
"This healthier version of barbecue rocks! Not only was it simple and convenient (I had everything I needed), my family loved it! This is definitely a keeper." – ChefGirlDarlene

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs

Rating: Unrated
"I was really skeptical about ribs in a slow cooker, so I tried this recipe twice to make sure it wasn't a fluke. I am a convert, that's for sure. These were amazing!" – SUGAR13

Kris' Amazing Shredded Mexican Beef

Rating: 4.55 stars

My husband grew up in southern California, and he says this shredded Mexican beef is the best he's ever had. Use it in burritos, tacos, salads and more.