Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Rice Bowl

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 5 reviews

Beef Slow Cooker

Cook time Cook time: 5 hours

Last updated on May 5th, 2022 at 04:35 pm

Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Rice Bowl are tender and fall of the bone, while easy to make in the slow cooker, and the perfect weeknight dinner.

We love making tender and delicious ribs, like our famous Instant Pot Ribs, Instant Pot Short Ribs and Slow Cooker Asian Short Ribs.

Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Rice Bowl

Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Rice Bowl is easy, delicious and satisfying comfort food at its best. This meal is insanely easy to make with no fuss. It requires to cook a big batch of brown rice over the weekend and store it in the fridge for quick, hearty and healthy dinner.

The ribs are cooked to perfection in beer with smoked paprika, which makes the meat tender and falling of the bone. The delicious smoked paprika adds such a nice flavor, and combined with the beer, it creates the most amazing smoked sauce that you just have to pour over the rice. Served in a bowl over brown rice with avocado and some cilantro to brighten up the dish.

Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Recipe Tips:

  • Use quality meat, preferably organic pork ribs, as the meet tends to be extra tender, which is perfect in this recipe.
  • Make sure you brown/sear the ribs, don’t skip this step in an attempt to save time. It will make a huge difference in taste!
  • Sear the ribs in batches. I like to sear the ribs on both sides.
  • You can also make this recipe with wine instead of beer.

Why cook ribs in the Slow Cooker?

Its easy and convenient. You just have to add all the ingredients and wait for the pork to cook to fully perfection. This meal requires minimum prep work, and the slow cooker does all the heavy lifting for you. As a result, the meat will be incredibly tender and juicy.

Can you make this recipe with Pork Chops?

Yes, you can. Preferably you should brown the pork chops in a hot skillet over medium-high heat for a few minutes before adding them to the slow cooker. Other than that, follow the instructions from the recipe card and cook on Slow for 5-6 hours.



Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Rice Bowl

Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Rice Bowl

Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Rice Bowl is a delicious and easy to make dish in the slow cooker, and the perfect weeknight dinner.
5 from 5 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 582kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet


For the Ribs:

  • 1 full rack of pork ribs
  • 1 bottle of beer Budweiser (12oz)
  • 3 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons garlic powder

For the rice:

  • 2 cups dry brown rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Cooking the Ribs:

  • On the stovetop on medium heat, add ½ cup of oil to a frying pan and when the oil is hot add the ribs. Brown them on both sides, just until a golden brown color starts to appear. If you have an Instant Pot type of slow cooker, you can sauté the ribs into it.
  • Add ½ cup of oil to the slow cooker, and add the ribs. Pour the beer over the ribs. In a bowl combine water, paprika, salt, pepper and garlic powder, mix a little and add the mixture to the slow cooker. Close the slow cooker and cook for 5 hours.
  • Once the ribs are done, remove from the slow cooker and separate the meat from the bones. Place meat in a deep dish and add a few tablespoons of the sauce from the slow cooker to keep it warm and juicy.

For the rice:

  • Rinse the rice in a rice colander under cool, running water until it runs clear, about 5 minutes. Transfer the rice to a wide pot.
  • Add the water and oil, stir in the salt and cook on high until it starts to simmer.
  • Set the heat to low and cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Cook for 45 minutes with the lid on. After 45 minutes check for doneness, if the rice hasn't achieved the desired level of doneness, continue cooking in 5 minutes increments until done.
  • Take the rice of the stove, covered with the lid and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • The rice can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to one week.


Calories: 582kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 1324mg | Potassium: 549mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 1725IU | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2.8mg
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Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

This rib bowl looks fantastic, Katalina! I definitely need to use my slow cooker more and this looks like the perfect recipe to do so! Love the flavors in here!


Gale you have to try this sow cooker recipe, its delicious and a time saver!


Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

These are my kinda rice bowls! Totally loving how fall-apart tender those gorgeous ribs look and I love that they're slow-cooked in beer! Such a perfect dinner with football season coming up!


OMG Sarah you are right, this is such a perfect meal for football season!


Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

OH. MY. GAH. Regally good and easy meals that include BEER and RIBS and RICE? You are totally speaking my language with this dinner! I can sense me and my husband obsessively eating this for ALL the dinner EVER in our lives!


Thanks Taylor, we are obsessed with this meal now!



This looks delicious! Do you think substituting beef for the pork would work?


Hi Brittany, I think it will work, I will probably reduce just little the amount of smoked paprika, since the beef itself is more flavorful than the pork. You will love it!


Vania Smith

I saw this last night and I'm cooking it as we speak! My house smells incredible! Thanks so much for the recipe! If I may ask, where did you get those stunning bowls?! Gorgeous!


Hi Vania, I am so happy you are making this, we love this recipe so much! Those bowl are from the duty free when we went to Mexico :) I saw something similar at Macy's and Pier 1.


Ciao Florentina

This looks absolutely amazing, and the smoked paprika addition is everything ! I can't live without it !



Do you still add the 1/2 cup if oil to the slow cooker if you choose not to brown the ribs?


Hi Jenn, no I wouldn't, but I would still add 1/4 as it will add some fat.




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