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Guinness beef ribs on a bed of mashed potatoes on a white plate
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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
Servings: 4
Calories: 983kcal


  • ½ onion coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 5-6 pounds beef ribs
  • 12 ounces Guinness beer or your favorite beer, root beer, dr. pepper, or cola
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • cup barbecue 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: 983kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 81g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 244mg | Sodium: 3240mg | Potassium: 1879mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 242IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 10mg