Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Tacos

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Tacos are juicy and flavorful, served with homemade creamy jalapeno tzatziki sauce and mayo-free radish coleslaw.

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

Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Tacos

Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Tacos

These Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Tacos are delicious, and are a breeze to make. Put the ribs in the slow cooker for almost 5 hours, and as a result, you will get the softest and most flavorful meat possible. 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 spicy kick, since I used jalapeño to make it. In addition, 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 the creamy and spicy flavors compliment the meat very nicely.

The slow cooker beer ribs tacos are obviously cooked in beer and just a little water, which adds so much more flavor. They are also topped with a radish coleslaw 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.

Best Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Tacos

Why you will love these Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Tacos:

  • You will have the most tender and juicy meat possible.
  • It is a great alternative if you don’t own a smoker.
  • Dirtying one pot only, super easy to prep and clean.

Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Tacos Recipe Tips:

  • Use quality meat, preferably organic pork ribs, because they tends to be extra tender.
  • 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.

Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Tacos

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.

 

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Slow Cookerr Ribs Tacos
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 10 tacos
Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 4 hours 30 minutes Total time: 5 hrs

Ingredients

For the Ribs:

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

For the Cole Slaw:

  • 1/2  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 

Instructions

  1. Cooking the Ribs
  2. On the stovetop on medium heat, add 1/2 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 1/2 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.

For the Cole Slaw:

  1. Using a very sharp 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.

For the Tzatziki Sauce:

  1. 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.

Serving:

  1. 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.
  2. On a flour tortilla add the rib meat, top with tzatziki sauce and coleslaw.
Calories: 102 Carbohydrates: 8 Protein: 3 Fat: 6 Saturated Fat: 0 Cholesterol: 1 Sodium: 1416 Potassium: 257 Fiber: 2 Sugar: 3 Vitamin A: 1210 Vitamin C: 21 Calcium: 61 Iron: 1.1
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Yes! I am all about a taco filled with juicy meat and crunchy slaw smothered in a creamy tzatziki sauce! Perfection!!

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Thanks Annie!

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Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

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!

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Hey Gayle, they are so easy to make and delicious, you will love them!

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Kennedy [email protected] KCole's Creative Corner

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!

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I love tzatziki sauce as well, heading to your blog to look for the one you mentioned, sounds delicious!

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Jennifer Stewart

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!

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Hi Jen, yes the tzatziki sauce is really good, spicy, creamy and refreshing, perfect on juicy tacos! :)

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Sam @ SugarSpunRun

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

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Thank you Sam!

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Velvet & Vinegar

Hi there, thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment:) I like your blog,your recipes look really yummy and you`re blog design is really pretty...Love it, you got a new reader!xoxo

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Many thanks for stopping by :) You've got a new reader too, love ur blog too!

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Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

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

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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! :)

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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! :)

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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.

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Thao @ In Good Flavor

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.

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Thanks Thao, you are right the tzatziki sauce is such a nice yet healthy addition!

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Ana Fernandez

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

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Thank you Ana for stopping by and reading the About page as well. Your husband will love these, and you will love how convenient and easy they are to make.

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Allie | Baking A Moment

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

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Thank you Allie!

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Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness

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!

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Thank you Cathleen! :)

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Thalia @ butter and brioche

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

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Thanks Thalia, we loved it a lot!

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Jenn

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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On* not or, sorry typo

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Hi Jenn - I have an Instant Pot and use the Slow Cooker setting which is on low. 4.5-5 hours on low is perfect, if you have the time I would even let the meat cook for 6 hours on low, I tried this in my other recipes and it was amazing.

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