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Slow Cooker Beef Back Ribs

  • Author: wellnesssleuth
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 6 1x


Slow cooker beef back ribs are a recipe that is quick and easy to make. It is a great recipe for family dinners. The slow cooker beef back ribs are tender and flavorful. The recipe is also very versatile. You can add different spices and herbs to the recipe to change the flavor. You can also add different vegetables to the recipe. The slow cooker beef back ribs are a great recipe for family dinners.




3 T. extra virgin olive oil, divided

3 lbs. beef back ribs

½ t. garlic powder

Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

1 large shallot, chopped

½ c. beef broth

¾ c. strained tomatoes

¼ t. chipotle powder

1 t. dried oregano

T. real maple syrup

2 T. fresh parsley, finely chopped


1. Heat one tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and season the ribs

with the garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.

2. Add half of the seasoned ribs to the hot skillet. Brown the ribs, approximately 2-3

minutes per side. Once browned, transfer ribs from the skillet to a platter. Repeat

process with the remaining ribs and an additional tablespoon of olive oil. Transfer

the second batch of ribs to the platter once browned.

3. Pour remaining oil into the skillet and add the shallot. Cook, stirring occasionally,

until the shallot softens and develops some color, approximately 3-4 minutes.

4. Deglaze the skillet by pouring in the beef broth and gently scraping the bottom of the

skillet with a spatula to incorporate the flavorful brown bits into the liquid.

5. Add the strained tomatoes, chipotle powder, dried oregano, and maple syrup to the

skillet. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired, and stir to combine.

Cook, stirring frequently, for 1-2 minutes or until the sauce is heated through.

6. Transfer the browned ribs to a 6 quart or larger slow cooker crock and top with the

tomato sauce mixture. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.

7. When cook time is complete, remove lid and serve immediately with mashed

potatoes or your choice of sides. Spoon some of the sauce over the ribs and garnish

with fresh parsley before serving. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 4 hrs

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