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.
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.
LOOKING FOR MORE PORK RECIPES? CHECK THESE OUT:
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- Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork
- Instant Pot Apple Cider Pork Chops
- Maple Syrup Lime Pork Loin
- Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 5 hours Total time: 5 hrs 10 mins
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.