Black Cherry Apple Paleo Ribs

Black Cherry Apple Ribs – Ribs

paleo pork ribs protein black cherry slow cooker crock pot meat easy

As I write this, my husband is sitting next to me chowing down. He just gave me a thumbs up and quite a few moans of pleasure. Needless to say, he really really likes these. And I quote “I love having a different style of ribs instead of the same old bbq version. You get an A++ on this one.”

paleo pork ribs protein black cherry slow cooker crock pot meat easy

Minimal preparation in this recipe too. I used my mandolin on the second lowest setting and sliced up the onions and apples in a minute. Easy peazy.

paleo pork ribs protein black cherry slow cooker crock pot meat easy

These are for the paleo foodie for sure. Tender, fall off the bone and a touch of sweet. Searing the tops for a minute or two made these perfect. You can absolutely eat them without searing but its worth the extra minute for the extra amount of flavor.

paleo pork ribs protein black cherry slow cooker crock pot meat easy

{ I always choose organics whenever available }

Black Cherry Apple Paleo Ribs
 
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Recipe type: Paleo, Protein, Slow Cooker
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 slab of ribs
  • 1 - 2 bottles (8 ounce) pure black cherry juice (can also use pomegranate or grape)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 red onions sliced thin (I used setting #2 on my mandolin)
  • 2 red delicious or pink lady apples, cored and sliced thin (I used setting #2 on my mandolin)
  • 2 Tbs coconut palm sugar + 1 Tbs more for rubbing
  • 1 Tbs salt
  • 1 Tbs pepper
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 Tbs of ghee (or coconut oil) for searing
Instructions
  1. Slice apples and onions and layer on the bottom of your slow cooker. Put a layer of onions then a layer of apple, repeat until you've used them all.
  2. Rub salt and pepper into ribs. Really rub it in there.
  3. Sprinkle ribs with 1 tablespoon coconut sugar.
  4. Bury ribs in onion/apple mixture and top everything with juice of choice and water. Cut ribs in half if they don't fit in the slow cooker.
  5. Sprinkle with cumin, nutmeg and 2 tablespoons coconut sugar, don't stir.
  6. Cook on low for 5 hours.
  7. Remove from slow cooker and sear the tops in ghee (or coconut oil) at a high temperature for 1 or 2 minutes. It was easiest to slice the slab in fourths then sear.
  8. Serve topped with onions/apple mixture.

 

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