Sweet and spicy, tangy and zesty, rich and smoky. However you like your barbecue sauce, it’s the hallmark of summer cooking. Take a look at these easy and delicious beef, pork and lamb BBQ recipes, and then make sure you’ve got enough napkins on hand!
1. Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Serve this succulent pork with a side of potato chips and dill pickle spears. Short on prep time? Use your favorite bottled BBQ sauce instead.
- 4 lb pork butt
- 1 can (14 oz) or 2 cans (7 oz) low sodium beef broth
- ½ cup ketchup
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 ½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- ½ teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon mustard powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup prepared coleslaw
- Toasted buns
Place pork and broth in slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours. Shred meat, using two forks, and discard bone. Return to slow cooker. In a bowl, combine remaining ingredients (except coleslaw and bread) and pour over shredded pork. Cook another 2-3 hours on low. Serve on rolls, topped with coleslaw.
This recipe adapts beautifully to pork shoulder or country style ribs, as well. Simply skip the shredding, increase the amount of ketchup and brown sugar to ¾ cup and 3 ½ tablespoons (respectively) and add a few drops of liquid smoke to your sauce.