Slow Cooker Beef Ribs – Perfect For Crockpots

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Slow Cooker CrockPot | Beef Ribs

Cooking “Low and Slow”  equals greatness right around the corner





Slow cooked Beef Ribs are a real treat. Be sure to give yourself the kind of time this cut of meat deserves. Allowing the meat to slowly render and flavor the meat with its own juices.

Meat heaven can be obtained here folks

If you’re a fan of crockpots this is the time to pull that puppy out of the closet. You could prepare everything the evening before, then store the crockpot pot in the refrigerator overnight covered. In the morning,  just add the pot to the base of the crockpot, cover and turn it on, then off to work.

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Beef Ribs


In the video below, you’ll see the steps to creating the perfect evening meal that will be waiting for your return home. To only be met with the fantastic smells perfuming your home that can only come from a day’s long braise in the magical crockpot or dutch oven.

Take a quick look below at these latest style crockpots.

They really have evolved into amazing pieces of kitchen equipment over the years.


Beef Ribs – What Exactly Are Beef Ribs?



Basically, there are two types of beef ribs, back ribs and short ribs. A steer has 13 ribs on each side. Starting at the front of the cow, the first 5 ribs are the chuck cut. The next 7 ribs are part of the rib section and extend down into the short plate. The remaining rib is in the loin cut. As you might imagine, these cuts vary quite a bit from one end of the steer to the other. They vary not only in flavor but in texture as well.

Middle of the cow forward is where the Beef Ribs come from. The very front of the Cow is where the Brisket comes from.





Slow Cooker Beef Ribs

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Slow Cooker Beef Ribs

Steven Pennington
Perfect For The Crockpot or Dutch Oven
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Course Classic Sunday Supper
Cuisine American
Servings 6 -8 Serves


  • 2 to 6 Beef Ribs Really a personal choice. At the Grocery store, What looks bests? Buy That :
  • 1 Medium Onion Chopped
  • 1 Poblano Pepper chopped substitute, Bell Pepper((any color )),
  • 1 Cup of Mushrooms I used Crimini, Button mushrooms works too
  • 1 Cup of Good Red Wine ( Wine replacement use 3 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar if you do not want to use wine
  • 1 Can of Fire Roasted Tomatoes plus the liquid from the can
  • 1 Dried Guajillo Pepper Red Dried Pepper
  • 1 Dried Ancho Chile Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp Black Pepper
  • 2 Cups of Water or Beef or Chicken Stock


Using a Dutch Oven

  • Salt and Pepper the Beef Ribs, add cooking oil to medium high heat dutch oven, sear the beef ribs on all sides.
  • Remove the Beef Ribs and add more oil if needed. Sweat the onions and poblano peppers, or bell peppers will they start to take on some color. Next deglaze with Red Wine being sure to scrap the bottom on the dutch oven. Add in all remaining ingredients. Add in the water or stock and cover 2/3 of the way up the meat. Then cover

Cooking with Dutch Oven

  • Two options: First option: place in oven at 300 degrees for 3 to 5 hours or till fork tender
  • Second: Braise on stove top on low for 4 to 7 hours

Using a Crockpot:

  • Add Beef Ribs to bottom of crockpot, layer in onions, mushrooms, poblanos, dried chiles, red wine, fire roasted tomatoes, salt and pepper. Add water or stock and mix all ingredients, then cover and turn on high for the first 30 minutes then turn down to low.
  • Cook for 5 to 8 hours
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Slow Cooker Beef Ribs – Perfect For Crockpots

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Chef Steven Pennington

Chef Steven Pennington

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