Slow Cooker Barbequed Beef Ribs

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If you’re in the mood for a mouth-watering slow cooker beef ribs dish, look no further than this recipe featuring a homemade BBQ sauce. To make the dish, simply combine the ribs with the sauce in your slow cooker and let them cook to perfection. For optimal results, we recommend cooking the ribs on Low heat for 8 hours, although cooking them on High for 4 hours will still produce excellent results. Once the ribs are done, serve them over a bed of hot cooked rice, allowing the delicious sauce to soak into the grains. Trust us, this dish is so flavorful and satisfying that it’s sure to become a staple in your recipe collection!

Preparing the BBQ Beef Ribs Rub

Before we delve into the recipe, let’s take a quick look at the rub used for these mouth-watering barbequed beef ribs. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

Brown sugar: If you don’t have brown sugar, you can substitute it with white sugar for a similar result.

Mustard: Dijon or standard mustard can be used interchangeably in this rub.

Choosing the Right Beef Ribs

Beef ribs come in various cuts, but for this recipe, we recommend using beef short ribs. These chunky, rectangular cuts with individual bones are incredibly meaty and perfect for slow cooking. If you can, try to choose larger, meaty ribs, as they tend to shrink by about 30% during cooking. However, even if you can only find smaller ribs, around 250g/8oz each, they will still work wonderfully in this recipe.

Alternatively, if you can’t find beef short ribs, you can use beef rib racks, although they typically have less meat on them. Just make sure not to use rib racks that come vacuum-packed, as they have been brined and will be too salty for this recipe.

The Slow Cooker Barbecued Beef Ribs Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 pounds beef back ribs

Instructions:

Start by preparing the sauce in the slow cooker. Combine 1 cup of water, 1 cup of ketchup, 1 can (6 ounces) of tomato paste, 3/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of vinegar, 2 tablespoons of prepared mustard, and 1 tablespoon of salt. Stir the ingredients until the brown sugar and salt have dissolved.

Add 2 pounds of beef back ribs to the sauce in the slow cooker. Stir the ribs to ensure they are evenly coated with the sauce.

Cover the slow cooker and set it to Low heat for approximately 8 hours. Alternatively, you can cook the ribs on High heat for 4 hours for faster results.

Allow the ribs to cook until they are tender and easily fall off the bone.

Carefully remove the ribs from the slow cooker and place them on a serving platter.

Spoon the remaining sauce over the ribs and serve hot.

Can I substitute the brown sugar in the rub with white sugar?

Yes, you can substitute brown sugar with white sugar in the rub without compromising the flavor.

What type of mustard can I use in the rub?

You can use either Dijon or standard mustard interchangeably in the rub.

Can I use beef rib racks instead of beef back ribs?

Yes, beef rib racks can be used in this recipe. However, ensure that you do not use rib racks that come vacuum-packed as they will be too salty.

Can I cook the beef ribs on High heat instead of Low?

Yes, you can cook the beef ribs on High heat for 4 hours instead of 8 hours on Low heat for faster results. However, slow cooking on Low heat will yield more tender and flavorful ribs.

Should ribs be covered in liquid in slow cooker?

No, it is not necessary to fully cover the ribs with liquid in a slow cooker. While ribs do require some liquid to aid in the cooking process, they do not need to be submerged entirely.

Slow Cooker Barbequed Beef Ribs

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 pounds beef back ribs

Instructions
 

  • start by preparing the sauce in the slow cooker. Mix together 1 cup of water, 1 cup of ketchup, 1 can (6 ounces) of tomato paste, 3/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of vinegar, 2 tablespoons of prepared mustard, and 1 tablespoon of salt. Stir the ingredients until the brown sugar and salt have dissolved.
  • Next, add 2 pounds of beef back ribs to the sauce in the slow cooker. Stir the ribs to coat them evenly with the sauce. Then, cover the slow cooker and set it to Low heat.
  • Allow the ribs to cook for approximately 8 hours, or until they are tender and fall off the bone. Once done, carefully remove the ribs from the slow cooker and place them on a serving platter.
  • Finally, spoon the remaining sauce over the ribs and serve hot. These slow-cooked beef ribs are perfect for any gathering or occasion, and the delicious tangy sauce will leave everyone asking for more. Try this recipe out for a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!
Keyword beef, Ribs

 

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