It's summer…and it's hot. So why are you turning on your oven to make dinner? Try one of these slow-cooker barbecue recipes instead. They’re so tender and flavorful, we’d guess that you made them in a smoker. (Don’t worry, we won’t tell.)

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Low-Carb Barbecue Slow-Cooker Chicken

Say goodbye to dry, overcooked meat.

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Slow-Cooker Barbecue Ribs

No smoker in sight.

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Barbecue Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Did we mention it’s gluten-free?

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Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Wings

Tip: Broil them at the end to caramelize the sauce.

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Slow-Cooker Korean BBQ Beef Tacos

You’re officially a pitmaster.

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Hawaiian Barbecue Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Served on Hawaiian rolls, naturally.

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Slow-Cooker Barbecue Meatballs

Did we mention they’re gluten-free?

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Peach Barbecue Little Smokies

Admit it: You’re curious.

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Slow Cooker Beefy BBQ Spuds

Potatoes > hamburger buns.

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Slow-Cooker Barbecue Chickpeas

Plant-based, but totally satisfying.

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BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza with Brussels Sprouts

You stole a pizza our heart.

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Slow-Cooker Barbecue Chicken Pasta

Yep, you even make the penne in your Crock-Pot.

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Slow-Cooker Korean Taco Cups

Wonton wrappers have never looked tastier.

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Slow-Cooker Barbecue Brisket

All of our food fantasies have come true.

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Slow-Cooker BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

Your two-year-old will love them. (And OK, you will, too.)

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Honey-Bourbon Pulled Chicken

Bring on the boozy chicken.

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Slow-Cooker Barbecue Beans

You’re never going back to the canned stuff again.

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Barbecue Pulled Turkey Tostadas

It’s not only for Thanksgiving.

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Crock Pot Pineapple Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Slaw

Pretty much the definition of summer.

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