How To Cook Deer Ribs. Remove the ribs and smoke for 1.5 hours at 250f, or until the meat barely gives from the bone. Place the ribs into a pressure cooker or crock pot and add just enough stock or water to cover them.
Rub ribs with spice mixture, pressing the spices into the meat to adhere. After removing as much exterior fat, and connective tissue as you can, cut the ribs into roughly 4 to 6 inch segments. If using a slow cooker, cook on high for 2 to 3 hours or low for 6 to 8 hours.
Check for doneness, the internal temperature should be 160°f and the meat should be pulling away from the bones.
Cook at full pressure for 30 minutes. Place the ribs in the oven and cook for about four hours, checking every 30 minutes for dryness. Add the celery, carrots, peppers, garlic, and onions. While deer ribs don't have as much meat or fat compared to pork or beef ribs, they still have plenty of flavor.