Crock_Pot_BBQ_ Side_DishesPart of the beauty of summer and all of the opportunities to grill out it provides is that you don't have to turn on your oven to get a great meal. Sometimes, though, you need more than what your grill can provide, and that's where your slow cooker can be your summer BBQ BFF.

If you've got the meat going on the grill, there are a host of delicious side dishes you can cook up in the Crock-Pot. Get them cooking earlier in the day, and they're ready to dish up alongside whatever the grill master serves. Here are six of my favorite slow cooker side dishes for summer.

Do you use your slow cooker much in the summer?

 

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