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Crockpot, Slow Cooker, Ribs, Beef
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5 from 9 votes

Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Ribs

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef ribs, Guinness ribs, slow cooker ribs
Servings: 8
Calories: 1187kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley


  • ½ onion coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 5-6 pounds beef ribs
  • 1 bottle Guinness beer
  • ½ 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!


Calories: 1187kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 104g | Saturated Fat: 44g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 1439mg | Potassium: 812mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 4.8mg