Fall Off The Bone Ribs

fall of the bone barbeque beer ribs myorganizedchaos


When I think of ‘Fall Off The Bone Ribs’ I can close my eyes and imagine my Dad, he sure loved his ribs. Yet, not just any ribs, it had to be made the way my Mom did. Flash forward to today and I can’t think of the dish without smiling at childhood days of sauce all over the face and laughing with dad while Mom tried to wipe my face amidst all the giggles.

Good ‘ol country-style ribs!

Unfortunately, I cannot find my Mom’s recipe, even though I know it used to home with all the others in her cherished Recipe Box. I would love to add it to my own, here, yet until I find it, I always had to use a replacement. Yet, it has to be a really good version, or it just wouldn’t do for my own family.

I recall my Mom telling me once is that the key to great ribs is to tenderize, sear the outside and then slow cook. So, I watched her with interest as I watched the boil, fry and slow cook 3-step process. Sure, there was a few extra steps in there, and I’m not entirely convinced they are absolutely necessary. Yet they were darn good ribs, and I am still not about to argue.

The recipe I use today is as much as I can recall from hers, yet I’m sure I’m missing an ingredient or two. I boil baby back pork ribs until they turn grey, just like she did. Then I slather them with a blend of delicious spices and sear to hold in the flavor. I usually use the stove-top and her old cast iron pan, yet it’s the season, grill to sear if you wish!

I pour on the beer {or beef stock if you wish, yet I’d reach for the beer myself} and slow cook. Slow.

fall off the bone ribs with beer barbeque sauce recipe


The last step is the introduction of sauce, completing the recipe by producing that thick, rich BBQ taste that you can’t help but get all over the face.

Winter or Summer, no one can resist Fall Off The Bone Ribs!



pork baby back ribs barbeque beer recipe


Fall Off The Bone Ribs
Write a review
  1. 1/2 cup Paprika
  2. 1/4 cup Onion Power
  3. 1/3 cup Sugar
  4. 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  5. 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  6. 2 tsp Pepper
  7. 2 1/2 lbs Baby Back Pork Ribs
  8. 1/2 - 3/4 can Beer {or beef stock}
  9. 1 bottle BBQ Sauce of choice {I always use Original Sweet Baby Rays for Ribs}
  10. 1/2 cup Honey
  11. Sesame Seeds and chopped Chives for garnish
  1. Combine paprika, onion powder, sugar, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Cut ribs into sections and roll pieces in the mixture until coated
  3. If using a frying pan, add choice of oil and preheat to med-high {can also do this on the grill}
  4. Sear seasoned ribs for about 2 minutes on each side
  5. Place seasoned ribs in slow cooker and pour beer over ribs
  6. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours
  7. Mix together BBQ sauce and honey and add to slow cooker
  8. Cook for 2 hours on high or 4 hours on low
  9. Garnish with seeds and chives
  10. Enjoy!
My Organized Chaos http://www.myorganizedchaos.net/



    • Tammi says

      Sooo good! I think I’ll be making this over the weekend, supposed to be rainy – great time to pull out the slow cooker!

    • Tammi says

      They are! Also, I really need to not come to this post when I’m starving. 9am ribs? YES PLEASE!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *