This is an adapted family recipe. It is a lot of work, but worth the effort. If you do not have a slow cooker, you can bake the ribs for 2 to 3 hours, covered, in the oven.
This is an adapted family recipe. It is a lot of work, but worth the effort. If you do not have a slow cooker, you can bake the ribs for 2 to 3 hours, covered, in the oven.
I opted not to boil the ribs, I think this takes away from the flavor. So I cooked them in the crock pot with other ing. on low for about two hour checking to make sure they did not start falling apart. I then drained grease from crockpot and let the ribs rest on paper towels for about 30 minutes while getting the grill ready. When the grill was hot we cooked them for about eight minutes, four minutes on each side and brushed them with BBQ sauce, I then added them back to crockpot with BBQ sauce and we used Miller beer. Make sure you use a good BBQ sauce like Jack Daniels, Famous Daves, etc. if you use the cheap brands like kraft etc. you will not get the full flavor of BBQ. These turned out finger lickin, fall of the bone, drop dead good. Thanks for the post.Read More
Par boiling may soften the meat but here in Texas we know it removes flavor as well. Spareribs would be a better choice.. Babyback ribs are used by the food industry as it is easier to control portion size, not for their flavor. Smoke them over 220 heat for two hours and if inclined, sauce them and wrap them in foil for one more hour. Trust me,I cooked in a bbq joint in Lubbock Texas.. I do not lieRead More
I opted not to boil the ribs, I think this takes away from the flavor. So I cooked them in the crock pot with other ing. on low for about two hour checking to make sure they did not start falling apart. I then drained grease from crockpot and let the ribs rest on paper towels for about 30 minutes while getting the grill ready. When the grill was hot we cooked them for about eight minutes, four minutes on each side and brushed them with BBQ sauce, I then added them back to crockpot with BBQ sauce and we used Miller beer. Make sure you use a good BBQ sauce like Jack Daniels, Famous Daves, etc. if you use the cheap brands like kraft etc. you will not get the full flavor of BBQ. These turned out finger lickin, fall of the bone, drop dead good. Thanks for the post.
I always make these (actually the same recipe) using a coke, but being a beer lover, who am I to pass this up? I skipped the whole pre-cook thing & just stuck them in the crock pot (on low) for about 5 hours and they were so tender that I could pull the bone out without a problem. I used Bubba's Best BBQ Sauce (from this site) with this. Thanks Scotty!
Fantastic. I followed all three steps of the cooking process. After reading all of the reviews, it appeared to me that some were having a tough time BBQ'ing the ribs without burning them. I think that the reason is two-fold. First, and probably the main reason for this, was the use of far to much BBQ sauce. The ribs should only be lightly coated. Second, when cooking the ribs, you should not place them over the direct flame of the BBQ. High heat and high flame are two different things. For example, on a four burner gas BBQ, you can maintain 350 degrees by putting two burners on high and two on low. With this, you can cook your ribs over the low flame and get that fire taste.
Absolutley delicious & very tender! I skiped grilling them & I cooked them in a 325degree oven for 3 hrs. instead of a slow coker. The ribs were a huge hit with my whole family. My 2yr. old couldn't get enough of them! I will definitley make these again!
INCREDIBLE. my boyfriend said they were the best he's ever had! I used two bottles of bbq sauce (one sweet, one spicy) and added bourbon whiskey, worcestershire sauce, Franks Red Hot and cider vinegar to them. I also used porter beer - the flavor was rich and distinctive. these are fantastic and definitely better than any I've had in restaurants! Thank you SO MUCH!
These ribs were fantastic. My husband never cared for my oven ribs because they always seemed fatty. The boiling takes away the fat and doesn't add alot of work. I also skipped the grilling part for ease, and put them in the oven as others have suggested (325 for 3 hours). They were browned and tender and simply the best ribs I think I've ever had. Thanks
My son, who is a very picky eater, loved these ribs and called them "awesome" and ask me to make them often. I boiled them for only 15 minutes, LIGHTLY coated them with barbecue sauce and broiled them in my oven until lightly crispy. Cooked them in my crockpot on low for 4-5 hours. Since the crockpot makes just about anything tender and moist, do you think it's necessary to boil them first?
An absolutely WONDERFUL dish. I'd almost given up on making ribs, as they were always greasy and tough. Glad I tried "just one more..." I made it without the beer; just added a bit of water. Even my kids love it!
Great ribs, couldn't grill them, but put them in a covered pan at 325 for 3 hours. Made the best ribs I ever tasted, with or without the beer.
Par boiling may soften the meat but here in Texas we know it removes flavor as well. Spareribs would be a better choice.. Babyback ribs are used by the food industry as it is easier to control portion size, not for their flavor. Smoke them over 220 heat for two hours and if inclined, sauce them and wrap them in foil for one more hour. Trust me,I cooked in a bbq joint in Lubbock Texas.. I do not lie
OH MY!! These ribs are truly amazing. I did make a few modifications. First, I never boil ribs because that's just not done where I live in Texas. I found a rub recipe on this site, Mempis Rub, and let the ribs sit overnight with it on them. I then wrapped them in foil and cooked them in the oven real slow mainly 'cause I don't have a grill. I could not find any Porter but did find a Porter/Pilsner blend called "Missippi Mud" and used that. I used a combination of baby backs and regular spare ribs and I'm not exagerating there were only six pieces left. I plan to use this recipe again. Thanks so much for this recipe.
My ribs weren't "falling off the bone". I would cook it on low INSTEAD for twice as long or longer. With Ribs, the longer you cook them on a low heat, the more tender and flavorful.
I skipped the boiling step and went straight to the grill to brown the rib slab. The grill set at medium high does an amazing job browning evenly plus making those "grill marks." After about 3 minutes on each side I removed the slab then cut into 2 or 3 bone pieces depending on the serving size. Then I followed the rest of the directions for the sauce and cooking time. Towards the end I didn't move around any of the ribs (for fear of separating the meatfrom the bone) but spooned the sauce out of the bottom and drizzled over the top pieces. The beer does an amazing job keeping the meat moist and the sauce easy to drizzle.
Although the process is long, it is very straighforward, and not time-consuming. Would recommend grilling on medium heat for just 5 minutes to avoid burning the sugar in the BBQ sauce. Can be left in the crock pot on low heat for 1-2 more hours after the initial 3 hours on high. I used the Bourbon Whiskey BBQ Sauce recipe by Kevin; another winning recipe!
I will never cook ribs another way. They were so finger-licking good and just falling off the bone. My husband worships me now! lol Definately use HONEY BBQ sauce. I love Sweet Baby Rays right out of the bottle.
I have been doing ribs for a long time and this is the first time I have found one my whole family loves. With a picky family, this is worth the work. I followed it to a tee and I'm glad I did. Loved it.
For the first time in my life, my ribs were fabulous - this recipe is wonderful. I used the broiler instead of the grill (it's 24 degrees outside!) and I used some bock beer in the bbq sauce. The ribs were falling-of-the-bone tender and ooh soo delicious!!
The only thing good I can say about these is they were tender but we did not like the taste at all. Will stick to our regular method.
It really is fall off the bone if you include the slow cooker part, which I highly reccommend! I followed it step by step and couldn't believe how amazing these ribs turned out! Don't put too much sauce on the ribs when you grill them or they may burn. Just a light coat.
Very tasty. the slow cook defiantly made the ribs easier to pull off. i used corona beer since it was the only thing left in my fridge. highly recommend.
One of the best recipes I have come across. I have made this recipe several times. I recommend using room temp beer as it seems to make the ribs less tough. Cold beer caused the ribs to be slightly chewy. I have also added a couple shots of Bourbon to uncover an additional flavor in the ribs.
A lot of work! but the ribs turned out great! Mine didn't fall off the bones, but they were tender and very flavorful. I used the Bourbon Whiskey Sauce and it was fab! Will make again, but not any time soon...Really a lot of work.
Awesome! First time I've ever made ribs and they turned out like I've been making them for years. So yummy! I used Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce - sweet and spicy. Don't worry if they're not falling off the bone, let them cook a little longer and they will. I promise!
We didn't think these were anything special. Yes the meat was tender,had a good flavor..... but had the same taste as any pork roast or chop.
There are certain things I cook in this house, and certain things my husband cooks. He confessed he was a little nervous when he saw the ribs out thawing. He and our daughter LOVED these ribs! I skipped the grilling part since the BBQ never starts for me and I put them in a roasting pan with Hickory BBQ sauce and a bit of Jack Daniel's. Thumbs up!
these ribs were alot of work but so worth it. I used spicy chipolte bbq sauce
These truely were Amazing!! My entire family loved them (and I have a family of 7, so it can be tricky finding something that no one complains about) plus we had 2 extra people over that night. I doubled the recipe, and they were gobbled up SO fast! Thanks for submitting this recipe.
I didn't precook the ribs in the boiling water. Boiling them can make the ribs tough and leach out the flavor. I rubbed the ribs with Tennesse Rubdown from this website the night before, and placed in the slow cooker for 4-5 hours. I then finished the ribs on grill, basting with the sauce. This really lets the flavor of the grill shine through but ensures the ribs are so tender the meat falls off the bone.
I was pleasantly surprised at the flavor of the sauce when cooking was done. The meat came out very tender and the taste was awesome. I was a little skeptical with the beer, but I would not change a thing. Thanks for the recipe
Loved the footnote. Oh... yeah... the ribs turned out great also. Ted
I did these in the slow cooker the whole way and they turned out really great. I did them for 6 hours so that the meat was just coming off the bone and they were really good!
So tender and delicious you will think you are in a rib joint! Thanks for a wonderful recipe, I'll never make ribs any other way. Try these with the absolutely awesome sauce, also from this site. Note to self: 1-2 min per side on a hot grill is plenty ... just enough to get grill marks and then 2 hrs on high, 2 hrs on low, let sit on warm 1-2 hours and refrigerate. We think these are best reheated in the oven the next day. They freeze well.
This is an AMAZING recipe! I refrigerate the ribs after boiling & broiling them(I don't bother turning on the BBQ). I cook them in the crock pot a day or two later. They turn out great and I can spend time preparing the side dishes and socializing with my family & friends. Thanks for sharing!!!
These ribs were amazing! My husband, who compares everything to the well-known Australian-themed restaurant he used to work for, said that these ribs were better than their's! That has to be the best compliment he could give anything I cooked!! The meat did fall right off of the bone. I made these with the Bourbon Whiskey BBQ Sauce from this site and 3 lbs was gobbled up by 3 people! Just don't forget to remove the membrane from the back of the ribs before you start cooking them.
Awesome! My hubby said I outdid myself, and I agree. Followed the recipe almost to the letter. I always par boil; it helps tenderize. Before placing on the grill I added salt, pepper and garlic powder. The beer I used was Guiness Dark, and it just made the Sweet Baby Rays sauce so much more rich. Wonderful, fall-off-the-bone tender and great the next day, too. Thanks for sharing!
OK. Not the best I've ever had. I followed the recipe but. . . I expected more BBQ flavor. The beer was good though.
Yum Yum Yum, there was not 1 rib left. The 2 9 year olds must have had eaten 2 lbs apeice. I followed the recipe and used Sweet Baby Rays sauce and a Yuengling Porter Beer. Delicous, but i will be experimenting with different Barbecue Sauce's. Thanks for this delicous recipe.
WOW YUM!!! I had never made ribs before so I was unsure how they would turn out. They were completely AWESOME!! I omitted the grilling step because ... well ... I don't own a grill. :) I used the Bulls Eye with Guiness BBQ sauce and it was delicious! This one is a keeper for sure! Two thumbs up and thanks for a great recipe!
This is a excellent recipe! The pork just melt in your mouth. I used a Jack Daniels BBQ Sauce and it was great. I had to remove some of the sauce and thicken it on the stove by letting it reduce. Thanks Scott!
If you love ribs that fall off the bone; this recipe is for you. Delicious even if you skip the grilling process.
Oh My Gosh!!!!!! These were the best ribs I believe I have ever had. Even though they were a little time consuming these ribs are well worth the wait. I followed the recipe exactly and I wouldn't change a thing. Thank you for sharing this great recipe!
These were good, but I prefer baking them in the oven, then grilling or broiling. I like the sauce to be thick and caramelized, and it gets too thin in the crock pot, but that's just my preference.
i made these yesterday. really tender. forgot to grill. the still came out awesome. next time less beer
This was such a terrific recipe! Made such moist and juicy, fall-off-the-bone, ribs, my young son asked for them for his birthday party! Being "teetotalers" we added 1 cup of apple juice instead of the beer. (Also added a "touch" of maple syrup as we like 'em sweet, here). Thanks for such a fantastic recipe.
Amazing. 'nuff said
This is a "to die for" recipe!!!
This was great! I left out the beer (drank it instead), and I didn't bbq them, as I live in an apartment building where bbqs are banned, but they still turned out fall-off-the-bone delicious! At some point I will try them with beer and bbq, but even the simplified way was awesome!
I modified it like other folks suggested, with bbq sauce. I also did it in a pressure cooker for 1.5 hrs. Everything else was the same as in the recipe. Came out fantastic!
My husband and I absolutely love these ribs. I make my own bbq sauce (2 cups ketchup, 1/2 cup vinegar, 6 tbsp brown sugar, 6 tbsp Worchestershire sauce, 2 tsp liquid smoke and 1 tsp salt - simmer for 20 minutes) and add in only 2/3 of a bottle of beer. I love the simplicity of this once they're in the slow cooker. I do the precooking steps but in the winter my bbq is buried under piles of snow (I'm in Northern Canada). So I broil them in the oven for 4-5 minutes per side. Same effect. These are in my slow cooker right now - can't wait for dinner tonight!
My ribs turned out very tender and tasty. Because I boiled my ribs in a large stock pot I added alot of salt and pepper and also added onion powder, garlic powder, season all and 3 boullion cubes. I used the beer I had on hand which was Miller Lite and it turned out great.
I've eaten ribs that filled me with joy and ribs that filled me with regret. These are the joyful ribs. Thanks for a fabulous recipe.
I didn't realize ribs could be so easy to make! I skipped the boiling and grilling and just threw them in the slow-cooker for about 6 hours. They were great, really tender and so easy that I'll have to make them again.
I used Bourbon Whiskey BBQ sauce for this recipe and baked them long and slow after the initial boiling. I wish I had added a lot more salt in the boiling water to start with as it would have given it much more of a boost.
Very great ribs. We took the advice in the note section and made sure to drink the 2nd beer wich led to a few more, but hay it was worth it. Meat fell off the bones, very tasty. thank you Scotty, great recipe!!!
Pretty good- I skip step 2 ( apt.living no grill ) and use a bottle of spicy bbq sauce and a bottle of sweet for a nice contrast. Also I use any beer I have in fridge.
Ribs were great and falling off the bone. Didn't have porter beer, but use a can of my son's budweiser and worked just fine. Used my husband's homemade BBQ and they were fantastic. Will definitely make again.
Delicious and SOOO Easy! The sauce is so good. I was short on Ketchup so I subed a 1/4 cup Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce and turned out wonderful!
This is a great "rib" recipe! They fall apart they're so tender. The only problem I ran into was the grilling. With it being so cold and windy . . . the wind caused the flames to get bigger/hotter than the setting the grill was on . . . and the ribs caught on fire (within seconds). For now I'll omit the grilling part of the recipe, once summer hits it's back in though! I don't think the grill is essential to the overall taste of the ribs . . . overall, an excellent recipe and will make over and over again.
This is the best rib recipe I've tried and I've tried a lot. Our guests over the weekend said it was the best they've had too. Yes, prepare to spend a lot of time cooking the ribs and be sure to watch them carefully on the grill or they will burn. The next time I will use a spicy rub right after boiling to give them a bit more zing. It is best to drink the entire 2nd bottle of beer.
AWESOME ribs! These just fell off the bone. After reading other reviews and being pressed for time, I skipped the grilling step. But it didn't really matter because these were super tender. The pulled pork sandwiches I made the next day (from the leftovers) was almost better, as it marinated in sauce in the refrig for 24 hours!
These ribs are SO good! With the slow cooker, the meat just falls off the bones. My boyfriend was impressed!
Instead of grilling, after boiling the ribs i seared them on my griddle pan. and then cooked in the crockpot. my hubby said that is why the meat didnt fall off the bone. (which was good in our case) very tender and moist.
Absolutely fantastic! My husband could no longer talk, but only made "mmmm" noises the entire dinner! I used Grolsch Kanon for the beer (we're in Holland) and it's 11% alcohol and gave a great deep beer flavor to the ribs. I didn't have the bbq set up (wintertime) so I put them under the boiler in the oven for the exact times stated for the bbq and they browned very nicely. Keep an eye on them under the broiler though, yours may be hotter/cooler/closer/etc. Other than substituting the broiler for the bbq, I followed the recipe exactly and this will be our ribs recipe from now on!!
Great recipe option for ribs without a lot of work. Everyone loved the flavor even though I used too much beer and my sauce got thin. I'll watch that more closely next time. Very good and relatively easy to create.
Nothing to change. Just follow the recipe and enjoy! Truly Amazing!
Definitely the most amazing ribs i have every had. This is the only recipe you will ever need.
These are amazing! but the grill time on high is WAY too long...try 2 minutes on high or even one minute! Also for really authentic restaraunt taste, use the bottled bbq sauce sold by the restaraunt! Tony Roma's original sauce is my FAVE on these!
Very good. I didn't grill them, I broiled them, and they still turned out good. I also added onions and some lemon juice to the slow cooker. This recipe is highly dependent on the barbeque sauce that you use.
The ribs were tender but none of my guests including myself liked the sauce. I think it was the porter. I didn't like the taste of it in the sauce. Very strong.
Like everyone else I did change a few things but this is a great recipe! I omitted the beer but generally followed the recipe and the ribs were very tender! The crockpot made these ribs easy to make. I put the ribs under the broiler for a minute to caramalize the sauce before serving and they turned out great! I have been buying ribs because everyone at our house is a rib critic and I haven't had a good enough recipe to try to make them on my own- until now:)Everyone LOVED them and the only negative comment was that I should have made MORE! Thanks for the excellent recipe!
My entire family said that these were the best they ever had. I skipped the boiling and grilling (too lazy)and put them in a 300 degree oven for 4-5 hours. They fell away from the bone.
I would have given it 5 stars but I didn't really like the beer taste. I skipped the "pre-cook" part and just put it in the crock (10 hours on low) with some sweet baby rays sauce, onion, garlic, liquid smoke, and porter beer. I love dark beer and used my favorite. The ribs were perfectly done - fall off the bone. However, they had a really weird aftertaste that I can only attribute to the beer. If I were to make this again, I'd cut out the beer for sure and I think that would make all the difference in the world.
I've made these twice. They really need to go on the grill for a few minutes on each side, otherwise they taste a little water logged and chewy. It really was a huge difference. We would rate them 2 stars w/out the grill step and 5 stars as written. Very often, the recipes on this site just don't need to be modified.
My family loved this even with the changes I made. I used pork country style ribs and regular beer instead of porter(?). Careful of the grilling heat or time depending on your grill. High was a little too much and would keep it on the low end of time - 5 minutes. Used a local restaurant's bbq sauce, Sticky Fingers' Carolina Sweet and would definately use it again.
This is a great recipe...always a hit. Can be used with country pork ribs and equally delicious with beef ribs. Tastes great with good old Carona beer as well.
I'm adding the 5th star after I made a few adjustments. First, I boiled the ribs in apple juice instead of water, then after grilling I put them in my smoker in place of the slow cooker. Oh yeah, I used three bottles of beer, but drank most of the second one and all the third one. Now we're talkin' good ribs!
Best ribs I have ever made or even ever eaten. Even excellent cold as leftovers. My boyfriend has already summoned me to make another batch! Culdn't find the Porter Beer, so used Gordon Biersch Smooth Auburn Lager. Only needed to use one bottle. Used Bourbon Whiskey BBQ sauce from this website and I think that sauce made the ribs. Very tender ribs! Followed recipe to the T. Only leave ribs on the grill long enough to make seared marks on each side to give it that "grilled taste". Enjoy!
Has to be the best bbq rib recipe ever! Made them this evening using the beef back ribs and it was excellent. Did not grill them, just put them in slow cooker after boiling. Next time I will try them with the pork ribs and hope they come out just as good. Used KC Masterpiece for BBQ sauce.
Made this many times, truly amazing taste!
Made it using Heineken. The meat fell right off the bones....Definite keeper!!!
I really didn't find this recipe to be to much work.....regardless, it was well worth it. My ribs came out very tender...just how I wanted them. I also used a regular beer & had no problems. I'd definitely make this recipe again. Thanks!!!!!
fantastic! I live with 3 picky men and they all loved it
i love ribs and your recipe is by far the best ever....and yes i will drink the beer...will go shopping today to get ribs
Sorry for the delay in reviewing... I haven't stopped making these since the first time I tried them about 2 weeks ago. The hubby loves them. I'm making another batch now LOL :-)
Don't change a thing, I assume they will work as well in the oven, but I did mine in a slow cooker. They were perfect, I thought I would have leftovers, but they were gone before even I could get seconds. Thank you Scotty.
I actually used beef back ribs for the recipe and made them for a house warming party. Everyone loved them. Simmering them in the crock pot made all the difference in the flavor and texture. A must try for any rib lover.
The ribs were the best I had and a complete success at dinner time. Rather than bake them, I put them in a slow cooker for 5 hours on low heat. The meat just fell off the bones. This is definetly a KEEPER.
It was really good says the family. I enjoyed it but I couldn't help but have a feeling that it was missing something. I added a little bit of garlic, salt, pepper, onion salt.
For the second step I used my George forman grill, and for the third step I used the oven at 200 degrees for 2 hours and basted every 30 min with bbq sauce, very tasty. I also sprinkled on some grill mates seasoning by mccormick's. I loved this recipe! It was the first time I ever made ribs and they came out perfectly tender! I have made this twice already, my husband loves them!
This recipe does produce great, tender ribs. I did not like the strong beer flavor though, & think I will try other BBQ sauce recipes & cook the ribs this way.
I made these for a party and they were a huge hit!!! I used spareribs instead of babyback since they were on sale. DELCIOUS!!
These ribs were fabulous. I invited my in-laws over and they were a big hit. They were so tender, the meat was falling off the bone. They had lots of flavour too. I used Bull's Eye chicken and Rib Fiasco when grilling them and Bold Original in the slow cooker. Thanks for the great recipe. It will most definately be made again.
These were some of the best ribs I have ever tasted. Extremely tender and flavorful. In addition, they were so easy to make. After you get them into the slow cooker most of the work is done.
This is a GREAT recipe. I used the Amazing Bourbon Whiskey BBQ sauce recipe listed on this web site. AWESOME together.The homemade sauce made these ribs even better. I will use this and the sauce recipe again and again!
We loved this recipe! I broiled the ribs for about 6 minutes on each side instead of grilling and then put them in the crockpot for a few hours. They were so tender. Thanks for such a great recipe!!!!
these ribs are awsome!!!! thanks scotty
The song, He Ain't Heavy...he's my brother," applies here. It's not too much work to do the 3-steps cuz the results are bodelicious! I've always boiled the excess fat from ribs & chicken w/skin before grilling so no problem for me. I used Sweet Baby Ray's sauce with a jigger of Jack Daniels added. Too much sauce & too hi of heat will make flames & burn your ribs. Served with Mexican Cornbread Salad, baked yams & ice cold melon platter. Yum OH!!! Thanks for sharing recipe!!!
This was a great recipe. I also just skipped the grilling process and they turned out great! I didn't like the beer flavor that much and will use water next time but the rest of my guests didn't seem to mind.