CrockPot Barbecued Beef Ribs

How to make CrockPot Barbecued Beef Ribs


2 pounds Beef Short Ribs

1 cup ketchup

1 cup water

¾ cup brown sugar

6 ounces tomato paste

½ cup white vinegar

2 tbsp Dijon mustard

½ tbsp salt


Step 1:

Place the Beef Short Ribs in the crockpot with the bones down

In a bowl, whisk together the ketchup, mustard, water, tomato paste, brown sugar and vinegar until completely blended

Pour the sauce mix over the ribs in the crockpot

Step 2:

Cook on low setting for 8 hours

Remove the ribs and shred the meat

Remove the bones and put the meat back into the crockpot

Step 3:

Toss to coat the meat entirely and serve immediately


Nutrition Information:


Calories: 600 kcal | Protein: 30 grams | Total Fat: 40 grams | Saturated Fat: 15 grams | Carbohydrates: 40 grams | Fiber: 1 gram | Sugar: 35 grams | Cholesterol: 120 mg | Sodium: 1200 mg

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use other types of ribs for this recipe?

Yes, you can use different types of ribs, but cooking times may vary.

Adjust as needed.

What’s the purpose of cooking the ribs with the bones down?

Placing the ribs bones down helps distribute heat more evenly, promoting thorough cooking.

Can I reduce the cooking time if I’m in a hurry?

It’s not recommended to shorten the cooking time significantly, as slow cooking helps tenderize the meat and develop flavors.

Can I use a different vinegar in the recipe?

Yes, you can experiment with different vinegars, but white vinegar is commonly used for its mild flavor.

Is it necessary to remove the bones and shred the meat?

Removing the bones and shredding the meat allows it to absorb more flavor, but you can leave them intact if preferred.

Can I prepare this recipe in advance?

Yes, you can assemble the ingredients in advance and refrigerate them.

Start cooking when ready.

How can I adjust the recipe for a spicier flavor?

Increase the amount of Dijon mustard or add a pinch of cayenne pepper for extra spice.

Can I freeze the leftovers?

Yes, you can freeze the shredded beef in an airtight container for future use.

What sides pair well with CrockPot Barbecued Beef Ribs?

Common sides include coleslaw, cornbread, or roasted vegetables.

Can I use a different cut of beef?

You can try different cuts, but adjust cooking times based on the thickness and type of meat to ensure proper doneness.

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