After what will go down in history as one of the craziest summers, the cooler weather is just around the corner. The threat of the coronavirus, flu season, and cold temperatures is likely to send everyone retreating to their homes for shelter, warmth, and protection. Though it will be a while before you host another backyard barbecue or head out to your favorite BBQ restaurant, that doesn’t mean you can indulge in Tennessee favorites. With a few basic cooking skills, the right tools, and the perfect recipes, you can prepare your own at home.
What You’ll Need
While each recipe will have its own set of ingredients and supplies you’ll need to prepare your Tennessee-style indoor barbecue, here are a few general things to have on hand:
BBQ Recipe Ideas
Once you’ve gathered the above supplies, the next step is finding the perfect recipes to try at home this fall. There are lots to choose from, but here are some most popular ideas:
Baked Barbecue Chicken
If you’re looking for a healthy and simple barbecue recipe, you can’t go wrong with baked bbq chicken. You can prepare this dish using your favorite chicken parts. You’ll need fresh chicken, a bottle of grill seasoning, two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 1 cup of ketchup, three tablespoons of packed brown sugar, a tablespoon of dijon mustard, one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, two tablespoons of Worcester sauce, and one clove of fresh minced of garlic.
Clean the chicken and add grilling season to taste. Then, heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Sear the chicken until it’s brown on both sides. (You can also do this on your electric grill). Place chicken in an oven-safe pan. Add the remaining ingredients to a bowl to make your sauce (unless you have your recipe), and apply generously over your chicken. Then, cover the pan and bake chicken at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes.
Crockpot Pork Shoulder
Who doesn’t love a delicious pulled pork sandwich? The tender, juicy meat just melts in your mouth as the sweet and tangy barbecue sauce leaves your mouth watering. Though it takes a little more than 10 hours to prepare, the crockpot does most of the work for you. Ingredients include one 4-7 pound pork shoulder, ¼ cup of water, one dash of kosher salt, one dash of freshly ground pepper, one large chopped onion, ½ to 1 cup of barbecue sauce, and your favorite sandwich buns.
Start by placing the pork shoulder in the crockpot. Then add the water, salt, pepper, and onions to the pot. Cover it with a lid and cook on high for 1 hour and low for 7 to 9 hours. Then, remove fat and juices, use a knife to cut or shred the meat and return it to the crockpot. Mix in barbecue sauce and allow to cook on low for another hour or so. Finally, pull out the buns and serve with your favorite sides.
Much like most of this year, the fall is going to be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. As you hunker down and shelter in place, keep the family warm and nourished with these and other delicious indoor bbq recipes from the comfort of your home.