Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Ribs

Barbecue Beef in Slow Cooker
  • 10 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 10 hrs
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

1. Place ribs in slow cooker or crockpot with salt, pepper, and 1/2 cup water. Cook for 2 hours on high heat.

2. 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.  

3. Serve with your favorite barbecue sides, like mashed potatoes.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 820
Total Fat 60 g
Saturated Fat 26 g
Unsaturated Fat 28 g
Cholesterol 202 mg
Sodium 1,004 mg
Carbohydrates 11 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 54 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)