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Slow Roasted Beer Barbecue Ribs

Slow Roasted Beer Barbecue Ribs

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Slow Roasted Beer Barbecue Ribs are the perfect summer barbecue recipe when you don't feel like grilling from

Happy May! It’s hard to believe after the crazy long winter and the trees just beginning to bud that this is the month that summer unofficially kicks of.  Of course, this means summer barbecue season is practically here.

Beer Barbecue Ribs

Beer Barbecue Ribs

Now, I don’t know about where you live, but here in the northeast, it has been questionable at best outside. Like literally, I drove through snow like 9 days ago. I can’t even wrap my head around that statement on May 1. It just sounds crazy. But it’s true.

Slow Roasted Beer Barbecue Ribs

Slow Roasted Beer Barbecue Ribs

Unfortunately, I have been done with all my standard winter food for awhile. Like over it done. I want really good fresh salads like this honey mustard chicken salad and boozy lemonade slushies. And you know what else I want? Barbecue. Like sloppy fall of the bone barbecue. And fortunately, the good people at Ibotta® and Smithfield® want that too and are giving us all this incentive when you buy your ribs at Walmart.

But you know what I haven’t wanted to do? Eat outside, cook outside. Because seriously, SNOW.

Slow Roasted Beer Barbecue Ribs

Slow Roasted Beer Barbecue Ribs

So what’s a girl that wants some good barbecue to do? Turn on the oven and slow roast some ribs with beer and homemade beer barbecue sauce, which my husband has dubbed “The Awesome Sauce.”

Ingredients for Beer Barbecue Sauce

The Makings for the Beer Barbecue Sauce aka “The Awesome Sauce”

Yep. I live with that cheeseball.

Beer Barbecue Ribs

Beer Barbecue Ribs

But…he’s not wrong. The beer barbecue sauce is all kinds of awesome. I’ve been totally feeling adding beer to things (queso, mac n cheese, cheesesteaks) but clearly cheese has been the common denominator in all of those. For this recipe I took away my cheese crutch and held my breath. But I didn’t have to worry because beer makes barbecue sauce amazing. It adds a lot of flavor in the background without adding heat so you can make this more mild if you choose without sacrificing taste.

Beer Barbecue Ribs

Beer Barbecue Ribs

You know what else is awesome about all this? Not only is this a great technique and can satisfy a barbecue craving all summer long or even in the dead of winter, I used these Smithfield Extra Tender Pork Back Ribs, which always make for super tender fall off the bone ribs. And, super conveniently: I bought them from Walmart and used Walmart’s convenient online grocery ordering system so I could grab the items I needed with ease.

And ease is the key component of these ribs. Don’t let the long cook time scare you away. It’s pretty much like using a slow cooker to cook the ribs only you’re using your oven. The active prep time is minimal. Just put the barbecue sauce together about an hour before the ribs are done, which takes less than 5 minutes and let it cook. Then about 15 minutes before the ribs are done just brush that beautiful awesome sauce on.

brushing barbecue sauce on ribs

Brush the glorious beer barbecue sauce on the ribs

No fuss, no sweat. And then you get delish beer barbecue ribs whenever your little heart desires.

Beer Barbecue Ribs

Beer Barbecue Ribs

Of course if you prefer to fire up the grill to make these, that’s totally doable too. Check out this page for more grilling tips and tricks and check out this video for some grilling secrets.

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Beer Barbecue Ribs

Slow Roasted Beer Barbecue Ribs

  • Author: Seasoned Sprinkles
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 rack; 2-4 servings 1x


Slow cooked oven roasted beer barbecue ribs are the answer to big barbecue flavor for days when you don’t want to grill



For the ribs

  • 1 rack of Smithfield Extra Tender Pork Back Ribs
  • 1/4 c beer
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1/41/2 tbs red pepper flakes*
  • 1.5 tbs garlic powder
  • 2 tbs chili powder
  • 1 tbs cumin
  • 1/2 tbs coarse salt

For the Beer Barbecue Sauce

  • 7 ounces beer
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 cloves of garlic, pressed
  • 12 jalapenos, seeded and diced*
  • 1 tbs liquid smoke
  • 2 tbs chili powder
  • 1 tbs cumin
  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbs salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 200. Pour beer over ribs on a cooking sprayed baking dish. Combine all dry seasoning for the rub in a small bowl and stir together to combine. Press half the rub over one side of the ribs. Flip and repeat. Cover with foil and cook for 3 to 4 hours or until the ribs reach 170 degrees.
  2. About an hour prior to the ribs being done, heat a small sauce pan over medium low heat. Add the olive oil, pressed garlic and diced jalapeno and cook until the garlic and pepper begin to sweat, about two minutes or so. Add the beer and turn the heat up to medium. Bring beer to a slow simmer then add the rest of the ingredients for the sauce. Stir to combine. Bring sauce to a simmer, then reduce heat to low and let cook down for an hour, stirring occasionally.
  3. When the ribs are done, remove them from the oven, but keep the oven on. Brush liberally with barbecue sauce and return to oven uncovered and cook for an additional 15-30 minutes or until the sauce just caramelizes on top.
  4. Serve warm. Garnish with lime if desired.


* adjust the pepper to suit your desired heat level

  • Category: barbecue, dinner
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
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Saturday 12th of May 2018

I'm not really a fan of ribs (in fact I usually avoid eating them) but these look amazing! My mouth is watering from the pictures alone. Totally bookmarking this recipe!


Thursday 3rd of May 2018

These look sooo good!!! I will have to make these!! And you are right cheese does dominate almost everything!! Thanks for the recipe and the laughs

Crysta Parkinson

Thursday 3rd of May 2018

Yum! This looks so good! It is definitely time to start thinking about fun ways to grill as it warms up!

Patricia @ Grab a Plate

Thursday 3rd of May 2018

I'm always ready to get grilling! These look fantastic (and easy to make, too)!

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