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Cheater BBQ: Barbecue Anytime, Anywhere, in Any Weather

by Mindy Merrell and R. B. Quinn

     Barbecue fans relax! With more than 125 terrific recipes for indoor cooking, Cheater BBQ makes it easy to serve up pit-style barbecue classics year-round.
    Cheater BBQ is the first cookbook to bring the outdoor grilling pit into the weeknight kitchen using little more than a slow cooker or an oven, a roll of foil, a few everyday ingredients, and some all-natural liquid smoke. Anyone can make great cheater barbecue.
     The recipes in Cheater BBQ cover smoky barbecue classics: pulled pork, chicken, ribs, brisket, rubs, and regional sauces. Starters and sides include Smoked Paprika Pimiento Cheese, Boston Crocked Beans, Packet Potato Salad, and Loaded Cornbread, as well as drinks and desserts.
     From Super Bowl celebrations to March madness get-togethers to simple meals with family, Cheater BBQ delivers barbecue taste year-round—without lighting a match.

I made the recipe for the Country Ribs. I used the basic rub and added brown sugar as instructed. I also prepared the oven roasted potatoes using the basic rub. I made a coleslaw of my own and the meal was very good served with hot rolls. The closest bbq restaurant is 100 miles from my residence so with elated enthusiasm I look forward to the next recipe. I would very much like to slow smoke barbecue outside but time does not allow it and now I have found light at the end of a short tunnel. I cooked the ribs for a little more than the suggested hour and the meat pulled off the bones. The only regret is that I didn't make more ribs for rib meat sandwiches.
Craig M. Strid, Rhinelander, WI (

     We love to entertain with BBQ and good eats year round. Now I can do so without suffering outdoors through a cold New England winter.
     The recipes in this book are fun to read and easy to follow. My wife and I have been working through the various Interstate BBQ sauces (I-20 is to die for!) and the rubs. We've been making creations we never thought possible. It's easy, hassle free and very, very tasty.
     Finally we can cook up BBQ anytime with little fuss and enjoy the party ourselves. I'm proud to say that I am officially and forever more a Cheater!
Bob Smithers, Chilly New England (


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