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Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Tacos

Slow Cooker Ribs Tacos

Slow Cooker Beer Ribs Tacos are juicy and flavorful, served with homemade creamy jalapeno tzatziki sauce and mayo-free radish coleslaw.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Slow Cooker Ribs Tacos
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 5 hours
Servings 10 tacos
Calories 102kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


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


  • Cooking the Ribs
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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.


  • 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.
  • On a flour tortilla add the rib meat, top with tzatziki sauce and coleslaw.


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1416mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1210IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1.1mg