Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Ribs

BBQ Beef Ribs in Slow Cooker
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  • 6 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • Yield: Serves 4
Ratings (11)

Simply delectable, these slow cooker BBQ beef ribs are moist, tender and flavorful. Give the short ribs a quick sear to seal in the flavor before placing into your slow cooker.

What You'll Need

  • 3 pounds (1.4 kg) short beef ribs
  • 1 cup (240 mL) barbecue sauce
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) beef stock
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) water, plus 3 tablespoons (45 mL) water
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) red wine
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (7.5 mL) kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

How to Make It

1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil.

2. Apply salt and black pepper to ribs. Place ribs into skillet and sear all sides, about 2 to 3 minutes total.

3. Remove from pan and add to slow cooker.

4. Combine beef stock, wine, and 1/4 cup (60 mL) of water and pour over ribs. Place lid on the slow cooker, set temperature for medium heat and allow ribs to cook for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. At this point, the ribs will render a lot of fat.

5. Drain ribs and place back into slow cooker. Combine barbecue sauce, 3 tablespoons (45 mL) of water, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, chili powder, and garlic powder until mixed through. Pour mixture over ribs and reduce heat to low. Allow ribs to cook for another 2 to 3 hours.

6. Serve with your favorite sides.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 1373
Total Fat 99 g
Saturated Fat 41 g
Unsaturated Fat 48 g
Cholesterol 312 mg
Sodium 1,940 mg
Carbohydrates 31 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 84 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)