I love my slow cooker and I love beef ribs. So when I decided to cook up a bunch of these "fall off the bone ribs" with Guinness my favorite Irish beer I knew I'd have a winner! And don't worry if you can't have alcohol, just replace the beer with Root Beer or Dr. Pepper.
Every time I use my slow cooker and enjoy the mouthwatering results I promise myself to use it more often.
Of course, we know how that goes….sigh
I’ve often thought of leaving my slow cooker on the counter, but my wife doesn’t think it looks good there, so it waits patiently in my pantry for a chance to cook up something delicious for me.
I’ll just have to keep coming up with tantalizing recipes like my Guinness Beef Ribs to reinforcement my commitment to slow cooking.
The ribs were super easy to make (it’s a slow cooker….duh) and if you don’t have any beer in the house, try root beer, Dr. pepper or your favorite cola.
It won’t be exact but you shouldn’t notice much of a difference in the recipe. The ribs will come out just about the same, with just a hint more sweetness from the soda.
Just follow my simple instructions and prepare yourself for moans and groans from the table as your friends and family devour these ribs.
This recipe will work well with pork ribs as well, so cook up some deliciousness my friends!
If you love your slow cooker you might also enjoy these recipes:
- Tangerine Sticky Ribs
- Chicken Merlot
- Ginger Beer BBQ Baby Back Ribs
- Wild Boar (and pulled pork sliders)
Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Ribs
- 1/2 onion coarsely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic diced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 5-6 pounds beef ribs
- 1 bottle Guinness beer
- 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 cup beef stock
- 1 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce- I used Uncle Matty's Spicy Red Sauce
- Add chopped onion and garlic with olive oil in your slow cooker on the saute setting, allow to cook for a few minutes.
- Add ribs on top of onions and season them with sea salt and black pepper.
- Add in all of the remaining ingredients, turning your slow cooker to low.
- Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
- When ribs are done, remove them from the slow cooker pouring sauce from the slow cooker into a saucepan.
- Pour off excess grease from liquid and reduce liquid in the saucepan over high heat until the sauce has thickened slightly.
- Serve sauce over ribs and enjoy!
I used my favorite spicy red sauce that my friend Uncle Matty makes right here in Florida. If you can’t get Uncle Matty’s Spicy Red Sauce, your favorite barbecue sauce will work well.
You might also like my slow cooker Ginger Beer Baby Back Ribs.