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Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Tacos

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Juicy and flavorful slow cooker beer ribs tacos are served with homemade creamy jalapeño tzatziki sauce and mayo-free radish cole slaw.

Happy Monday my blog friends, and lets make this week great, for that lets plan a really easy and delicious dinner of juicy, spicy and smoked slow cooker beer ribs tacos with the most delicious, creamy and fresh homemade tzatziki sauce and a crunchy cole slaw. This is the type of dinner that you put in the slow cooker before going to work, and when you come back your house smells amazing, and the neighbors try to come up with reasons to visit you.

Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Tacos

You see, no one can resist juicy beer ribs, crunchy fresh cole slow, a warm flour tortilla, and a spicy tzatziki sauce!

Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Tacos

How was your weekend, mine was pretty good and productive, but I would say short. We ate good food with friends by the pool, I baked a cake, spent time with my baby and managed to workout twice so I will call it a success!

Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Tacos

This Saturday was actually my grandfather’s birthday, he would’ve been 74, it hasn’t passed even one month since he passed away and it still feels surreal, but we decided that we will celebrate his birthday and cherish the beautiful memories we have of him. He was definitely a man who appreciated good food, so in his honor we made some fabulous beer rib tacos that we shared with friends, honoring his memory, and being thankful that he was in our lives and that he touched our hearts with his kind words and advices.

Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Tacos

These tacos are so delicious, and they are a breeze to make, you put the ribs in the slow cooker for almost 5 hours and you go mind your business, or like I did, take a very long nap and when you wake up whip the homemade tzatziki sauce and cole slaw and go ahead impress your guests. The meat is the softest and most flavorful I have ever had, it falls off the bone and it has a very nice smoky flavor, a little spiciness and a lot of juiciness.

The tzatziki sauce is very fresh and with a kick since I used one whole jalapeño to spice it up, you can feel tiny crunchy pieces of cucumber in it, and a bright and fresh lemon flavor. This is the tastiest and healthiest sauce I have ever made, and its tart, fresh, creamy and spicy flavors compliment the meat very nicely.

Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Tacos

The slow cooker beer ribs tacos are obviously cooked in beer and just a little water, which adds so much more flavor, I love it. They are also topped with a radish cole slaw that is crunchy and not overpowering, also without any mayo, it just adds the right amount of texture and summer flavors to brighten up these tacos.

Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Tacos

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Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Tacos with Jalapeño Tzatziki Sauce
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Juicy and flavorful slow cooker beer ribs tacos are served with homemade creamy jalapeño tzatziki sauce and mayo-free radish cole slaw.
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 16 tacos
  • For the Ribs:
  • 1 full rack of pork ribs
  • 1 bottle of beer Budweiser (12oz)
  • 3 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • ¾ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons garlic powder
  • flour tortillas
  • For the Cole Slaw:
  • ½ green cabbage
  • 6 red radishes
  • 5 green onions
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • salt
  • For the Tzatziki Sauce:
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1 cucumber
  • 3 green onions
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • dash of salt
  1. Cooking the Ribs
  2. 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.
  3. Add ½ cup of oil to the slow cooker, and add the ribs. Pour 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 4:30hours.
  4. 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.
  5. For the Cole Slaw:
  6. Using a very shard knife cut the cabbage lengthwise, the radishes rondelles and chop the green onions. Add the ingredients to a salad bowl, add oil and salt and mix.
  7. For the Tzatziki Sauce:
  8. Dice cucumbers in tiny cubed pieces and place in a medium bowl. Cut jalapeño in half, remove seeds, dice and add to the bowl. Chop green onions and add to the bowl. Add the greek yogurt, lemon juice and salt to the other ingredients, mix well until combined.
  9. Serving:
  10. Grill the tortillas on the grill or on a pan on medium heat for a few seconds on each side, until it starts to turn golden brown.
  11. On a flour tortilla add the rib meat, top with tzatziki sauce and cole slaw.

Slow Cooker Beer Ribs TacosThe juicy meat, the crunchy cole slaw, the creamy sauce…you won’t be able to stop!


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36 comments on “Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Tacos”

  1. Yes! I am all about a taco filled with juicy meat and crunchy slaw smothered in a creamy tzatziki sauce! Perfection!!

  2. You had me at slow cooker! These beer ribs look fantastic, Katalina! I love that you made them into a taco. And that tzatziki sauce sounds incredible! Love it!

  3. OMG! I SO LOVE tzatziki sauce! I actually posted a dill and blue cheese tzatziki sauce a while back and it was soooo delicious, but I will definitely have to add this tzatziki to my routine! And those tacos look undeniably good! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I am a huge taco fan but never made jalapeno tzatziki before! I am definitely trying this on my next round of tacos. Thanks for visiting and I hope you link up to Saucy Saturdays!

  5. These look absolutely amazing, and what a sweet way to remember your grandfather’s birthday.

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  7. Oh, my sweets, I LOVE that you celebrated your Grandfather’s birthday with these! I am sure he would have loved them and I KNOW he is up there proud of what you have made for him (he probably even had some angel’s whip these together in the slow cooker for him)! I know how the time passing seems surreal, and healing takes time, but know he is always with you!

    Now on to these beer tacos- I love that you made them in the slow cooker- I use my slow cooker A LOT in the summer (so I can set it, forget it, and play in the sun. Or recently, pack my life in boxes). And I am toe-ts adoring the jalapeno-tzatziki sauce!! I am a huuuuge fan of jalapenos and tzatziki, so the two paired together? With beer? And Ribs? Into a Taco Shell? = AMAZING!!!!! These tacos are fantastic! You can count on me making these very soon (as soon as i unpack my sanity, lol). Cheers, girlfriend! To sweet memories and these tacos! xo

    • Hi Cheyanne, your comments always brighten my day and put a smile on my face. Thank you for all the kind words and continuous support. I hope the angels put their slow cookers to work so he can have some as well 🙂
      I hope your unpacking process is not too bad, and cheers to a new start in a new home, where you will create great memories! 🙂

  8. Oh boy I can’t get past those ribs. I’ve been meaning to try ribs in the slow cooking with beer! I have to save this recipe so I don’t lose it! 🙂

    • Hi Nagi, its actually my second time making the ribs in the slow cooker, and they are so good, also you can’t beat the convenience. My husband now demands that I make them every week, usually we just serve them on rice with some veggies for a quick dinner.

  9. Yum! Beer is such a great way to add more deliciousness to slow cooker ribs. And the spiced tzatziki sauce is a perfect, healthy accompaniment.

  10. I LOVE your about! and the drawing is really beautiful! Also this tacos are like the ultimate comfort food! My husband is gonna love them big time

  11. What a lovely way to honor your grandfather! These tacos sound delicious and I love the tzatziki and radish topping.

  12. This is a great recipe to remember your grandfather’s birthday with. I am sure he would have loved these tacos. The jalapeno tzatziki sauce sounds too good!

  13. Slow cooked beer flavoured ribs sound SO good. You definitely have got me all inspired to make this recipe.

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  21. Looks like a great recipe! I have a question though, do you cook the ribs in the slow cooker or the high setting or the low setting? Thanks!

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