How to Cook Your Favorite BBQ Without the Grill

Are you looking for finger-licking barbecue without all the heat and hassle?

You finally made it to the end of the day and now it's time to head home and relax...after cooking dinner, that is.

Here are a few quick meal ideas that'll keep the family fed even if you don't have a fancy grill of your own. Even if you do, maybe you just want to shake things up a bit.

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Slow Cooker Ribs

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Who knew you could cook tender melt-in-your-mouth ribs while you're at work? The secret is in the spices for this delicious recipe. By adding liquid smoke and some cola to tenderize the meat, you can come home to a house filled with the aroma of barbecue. Prepare some quick sides beforehand and you have a meal waiting for you when you arrive. Recipe

Oven-Baked BBQ Chicken

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If you have a little time in the evening, but don't want to spend all of it in the kitchen, try an easy after-work, oven-baked barbecue chicken. Spice up some chicken halves and place them in the oven while you tend to the kids or relax with that well-deserved glass of wine or pint of beer. Recipe

Slow Cooker Brisket


Brisket is another cut of meat that can easily be cooked in the slow cooker. While you may not have the perfect smoke ring you're accustomed to when you slice the meat up, slow cooker brisket makes for delicious chopped beef sandwiches. You can freeze cooked brisket in meal-sized portions and heat just what you need for an evening dinner. Recipe

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How to Cook Your Favorite BBQ Without the Grill