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Fall Off the Bone Slow Roasted Ribs

Slow roasted ribs cooked low and slow in the oven create tender, fall off the bone ribs that will make you glad you have enough for seconds. Our fall off the bone rib recipe uses the best dry rub ribs ever met: beer and spices.

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.

Looking for other rib recipes? Try these:

Beer Barbecue Ribs

Slow Roasted Beer Barbecue Ribs

Slow cooked oven roasted beer barbecue ribs are the answer to big barbecue flavor for days when you don’t want to grill
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Course: barbecue, dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 rack; 2-4 servings
Author: Seasoned Sprinkles


For the ribs

  • 1 rack of Smithfield Extra Tender Pork Back Ribs
  • 1/4 c beer
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1/4-1/2 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
  • 1-2 jalapenos seeded and diced*
  • 1 tbs liquid smoke
  • 2 tbs chili powder
  • 1 tbs cumin
  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbs salt


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve warm. Garnish with lime if desired.


* adjust the pepper to suit your desired heat level


Serving: 1g
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  1. Jocelyn says:

    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!

  2. Leah says:

    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

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

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

  5. OMG that looks soon good! my bf would love this, im sending this to him

  6. Aish Padihari says:

    Looks awesome. Though I dont eat beef, my husband would love this.

  7. Bridget says:

    These sound yummy and look so easy to make! Printing it out for my husband!

  8. Betsy says:

    These look perfect. Could you do it without the jalapeno? I don’t mind a little kick but I feel like that much would be a little too much for me.

  9. Ellen says:

    Yum! That looks delicious. Great for family BBQs.

  10. Heather says:

    WOW, these look and sound fantastic. Thanks for sharing (and making me hungry!).

  11. Kate says:

    This is the most beautifully plated ribs I’ve ever seen. While I may not be able to replicate that, I definitely think I can handle this recipe. My husband thanks you.

  12. These are seriously making me so hungry! I don’t want our boring dinner now. I want ribs!

  13. These sound to die for! It’s just about BBQ season!

  14. Capriconla says:

    Wow, that’s so yummy. I am feeling very hungry now…definitely going to try.

  15. Oh my, these look delicious. I actually don’t have much experience with cooking ribs. Maybe I should try this recipe. Thank you for sharing. Great photos too!

  16. Rachel says:

    These sound fab! I’m definitely going to have to give the recipie a try!

    Rachel x

  17. Mmmm….what a tasty-looking recipe! Your gorgeous images made my mouth water! I can hardly wait to try these slow roasted beer BBQ ribs this weekend when my family gets together for a backyard party. 🙂

  18. Dang, these look incredible! Love that they are slow roasted so they fall of the bone. YUM.

  19. Taite says:

    This looks so yummy!

  20. Christina says:

    These look delish! My husband would love this! Thanks for the share.

  21. This looks amazing! Definitely pinning for future!

  22. Holy Moly those look FANTASTIC!! I think I may have just found a new recipe to try! Thank you!!

  23. Bree says:

    These look bomb! I’ll def. have to try out this recipe. I’ve never made ribs before because it seemed really complicated but this really breaks it down!! Thanks.
    Beautiful pictures btw!

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