So last month I found these boneless beef ribs at Aldi for super cheap, and I stocked up and froze them because ribs are awesome and I love them. But, I didn’t know what to do with them besides slow cook them with BBQ sauce. The only problem is I can’t eat BBQ sauce any more! Ack, what to do? Thankfully I came across a recipe for boneless ribs cooked in the slow cooker with apples. A lot of tweaks later, I came up with the recipe below. The fiance ate it up in like 5 minutes so it’s definitely a hit.
2 lbs beef stew meat, boneless ribs, or chuck roast
3 cloves garlic
1/3 c soy sauce or Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
1 c apple juice, unsweetened
4 shallots, roughly chopped
1 tbsp olive oil or butter
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
For the gravy:
¼ c cornstarch
1 c water
Brown meat on all sides in a skillet with the oil and garlic. Add everything in the skillet to the slow cooker as well as all the other ingredients. Cook on low for 6 hours.
When the meat is done, remove from the slow cooker and place on a plate. Pour all the liquid in the slow cooker and 1 cup water into a medium pot. Mix the cornstarch with a bit of water to make a slurry and add to the cooking juices. Whisk on medium high until thickened to desired consistency.