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.
Apple Beef Roast
Serves 4-6, depending on portions
2 lbs beef stew meat, boneless ribs, or chuck roast
3 cloves garlic, minced
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. Put everything in the skillet into the slow cooker, scraping the pan to get all the brown bits. Add all other ingredients (except gravy ingredients) to the slow cooker and stir to combine. 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 heat until thickened to desired consistency. Pour over ribs and serve immediately.
Chef’s Tip: For extra apple flavor, peel and chop 2-3 medium apples and add to slow cooker with other ingredients.