Summer Barbecue, 27 Ways

Get the smoky, charred, finger-lickin'-good flavor of a summer cookout with or without the grill. Check out these foolproof methods to cook up barbecue every which way.

Part of: Summer Grilling: BBQ

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Should-Be-Illegal Oven BBQ Ribs

"So good! These were sweet, spicy and fall-off-the-bone tender. This is my new go-to rib recipe."

-GaylaV

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Shredded Beef BBQ

"My family gave this recipe 2-thumbs up. We will definitely be making it again."

-Calee

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Virginia BBQ Chicken

"This chicken was so easy to make. It turned out juicy with a nice crispy crust."

-enigma535

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Baby Back Ribs

"This recipe is the way to go for tender baby backs. So easy and flavorful!"

-blizotte

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Grilled Lamb Chops

"This was so juicy, tender and flavorful. I tossed the lamb on the grill for 5-minutes and it was perfect."

-under12parsecs

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BBQ Salmon

"This salmon looks like it's a lot more hassle to make than it really is. My husband completely approved."

-sugarpea

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Spicy BBQ Chicken Pizza

"The spicy chili sauce really makes this pizza pop. We made it the other night and everyone absolutely loved it."

-ltlmishu

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Rotisserie BBQ Cornish Game Hens

"Basting the birds makes them moist and flavorful. Adding apple juice to the mop sauce is a great addition — it adds sweetness to the meat."

-Witch Doctor

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Slow-Cooker Beef Short Ribs

"I've made this about six times now — it's a favorite! Sometimes I like to use ginger, sesame oil and soy sauce instead of Worcestershire for an Asian flavor."

-Kimber M.

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Oven BBQ Chicken

"We all loved this finger-lickin' chicken. The celery salt had loads of flavor and really did the sauce justice."

-FriendlyChefy

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Slow-Cooker Country Pork Ribs

"This recipe was easy and delicious. I served it over some steamed rice. It was even better the next day!"

-evolc

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Pan-Grilled Salmon

"This is like a gourmet recipe! What a delicious blend of flavors. This is five-star-restaurant quality."

-Papa D 1946-2012

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Carolina Smoked Pulled Pork

"I need more stars for this recipe — 10 at least! Wow, is this sauce a winner."

-Caroline Cooks

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Grilled Caribbean Chicken

"This is a nice summer recipe. We really enjoyed the cinnamon and lime in the BBQ sauce."

-lauralie41

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Smoky Okie's Classic Brisket

"I've NEVER been able to cook a brisket worth eating until now. This was fantastic — juicy and fall-apart tender."

-Chef #837317

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Smoked Beef Short Ribs

"We liked this a lot. I especially love vinegar-based sauces, and this delivered."

-Oxford

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3-Step Oven Ribs

"Mmm! Our ribs were so tender, and the meat fell right off the bones."

-Cynna

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Barbecue

"This recipe is perfect. The sweet tangy flavor just bursts in your mouth."

-Queen Puff

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Baked BBQ Shrimp

"What an easy and wonderful way to make shrimp. I loved the spiciness!"

-Shannon Cooks

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Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

"This is easily my favorite way to make pulled pork. After shredding the meat and draining the extra juice, I put the meat back in, add the barbecue sauce, and cook it for another hour. Delicious!"

-yamakarasu

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Smoked Tri-Tip

"Yum, yum and double yum! Our roast was less than 4 pounds, so it cooked much faster — something to bear in mind. It was wonderful."

-Juliawiggins

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Honey BBQ Chicken Strips

"This recipe is a definite winner. My kids and husband really enjoyed it."

-ForeverMama

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Memphis BBQ Nachos

"We had some leftover pulled pork so I used it to make these nachos. They were really simple and good."

-lazyme

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BBQ Beef & Onions

"This BBQ recipe is great. If you slice the meat while it's still slightly frozen, it's much easier to cut."

-mickie49

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Honey-BBQ Meatloaf

"This meatloaf was outstanding. It was very moist but didn't fall apart when I sliced it."

-jerri822

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BBQ Hamburger Patties

"This recipe was very tasty. We will be having these burgers again, and again."

-VickyJ

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Bonus: BBQ Bacon & Banana Rolls

"Everyone looked at me sideways when I brought these out for some guests. All their quizzical looks disappeared quickly once they gave them a try."

-kiwidutch

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