Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Ribs

Barbecue Beef in Slow Cooker
  • Total: 10 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 hrs
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
820 Calories
60g Fat
11g Carbs
54g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 820
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 60g 77%
Saturated Fat 26g 129%
Cholesterol 202mg 67%
Sodium 1004mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 54g
Calcium 52mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you want to make barbecue ribs without the hassle, putting them in the slow cooker is your easy out. While they may not have the authentic off-the-grill flavor, they do have great taste and are guaranteed to fall off the bone.


  • 3 pounds (1.3 kg) beef short ribs
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) water
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) dry red wine
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (7.5 mL) sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) coarse ground black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Place ribs in slow cooker or crockpot with salt, pepper, and 1/2 cup water. Cook for 2 hours on high heat.
  3. Drain fat and pour in barbecue sauce and remaining ingredients and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. Add more salt and pepper toward the end of cooking time. 
  4. Serve with your favorite barbecue sides, like mashed potatoes.