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Slow Cooker Boneless Apple Short Ribs

Slow cookers are made for autumn. Try out my recipe for slow cooker boneless apple short ribs – it’s easy and delicious!

Slow Cooker Boneless Apple Short Ribs - slow cookers, short ribs and apples are a great combination for fall! | Honey and Birch #slowcooker

Today is the first day of autumn!

I’m so happy I can’t even explain it to you without confusing you and not making sense.  I am truly not a summer person and while this was the summer of my dreams, I’m happy I can pull out my sweatshirts and sweaters and my slow cooker.

Huh?

Yeah, I had to throw that in there about my slow cooker.  I had every intention of taking it out over the summer but because it was so cool, I didn’t as much as I normally do.  Usually its way too warm to stand in the kitchen over the stove and in front of the oven but I can only recall this summer’s hot uncomfortable days on one hand.

I kept my slow cookers on the shelf the past few months and I have a new plan for the upcoming autumn/winter/spring seasons. I’m going to do lots of baking of sweets and goodies and use my slow cooker so I can stay out of the hot kitchen. Score for everyone!

And before I forget (like I could), today is also Mr. B’s birthday. Happy Birthday boo!

Slow Cooker Boneless Apple Short Ribs - slow cookers, short ribs and apples are a great combination for fall! | Honey and Birch #slowcooker

Slow Cooker Boneless Apple Short Ribs

Mr. B loves ribs and last week I sent him to the grocery store, list in hand.  For some reason I decided last week was a good one to try my hand at cooking short ribs.  I get these ideas in my head sometimes, and there’s no getting them out until I do something about it.

I don’t know if the store only had boneless short ribs, or if Mr. B. grabbed those because he knows I hate eating food off of a bone. Either way, he bought boneless short ribs and I had to do some research as to what to do with them.

I read these two recipes (one, two) and used them to guide me along my way.  Apples and autumn obviously go well together, and I thought I would give that a try here with the boneless short ribs.

Slow Cooker Boneless Apple Short Ribs

Slow Cooker Boneless Apple Short Ribs

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of boneless short ribs
  • 2 cups of coarsely chopped apples
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 4 scallions, chopped into large pieces
  • kosher salt and pepper for seasoning

Instructions

  1. Season all sides of the short ribs liberally with salt and pepper. Brown the outside of the short ribs in a pan and place them in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. In a food processor or blender, combine the apples, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic and scallions. Process until the mixture is well combined and thick. Pour evenly over the short ribs.
  3. Cook on low for 6 hours or until the short ribs are fully cooked and tender. Serve with additional apple slices.

Notes

If you increase the amount of short ribs, increase the cooking time by 1-2 hours. Modified from Nom Nom Paleo and Gourmet Girl Cooks.


Slow Cooker Boneless Apple Short Ribs - slow cookers, short ribs and apples are a great combination for fall! | Honey and Birch #slowcooker

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Linda Manns Linneman

Sunday 19th of October 2014

These look wonderful. We love apples with our pork and this sounds yummy. I will definitely try this for the family

Jessica Iskey

Sunday 19th of October 2014

This looks incredible! I can't wait to make it for my family and friends!!

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Friday 10th of October 2014

[…] can never go wrong with short ribs, and you can’t beat an easy slow cooker recipe. These Slow Cooker Boneless Apple Short Ribs from Honey & Birch will easily become one of your favorite slow cooker […]

Adriane

Sunday 5th of October 2014

I can't wait to try these!

fionpu

Sunday 5th of October 2014

i love short ribs....this is a great recipe...thanks :)