My grandmother made this, my mother made it, and I have made it for years for my family. It is great to do in the crock pot as well-about 5 hours on low or until tender. My son LOVES this, and it is perfect with egg noodles and a side of Red Cabbage. To me, this is the ultimate comfort food.
In a small glass measuring cup combine 1/3 cup cider vinegar with 1/3 cup water. Add 10 ginger snaps and let them break down..you may need to help them out with a fork-ideally you want it smooth. Set aside for later.
Brown meat on high heat in lg stock pot with oil to coat. when browned remove and add chopped onion to pan to slightly brown them. Replace meat and add water until the water is two thirds of the way up the meat(not quite covering it).
Cover and bring to a simmer for 15 minutes. Add Allspice, bouillon cubes, bay leaves, gravy master and pepper. Cook for 1 and 1/2 hours or until meat is "fork tender".
add ginger snap mix, and raise heat for a bit until your sweet and sour meat gravy thickens,it should not take more than a few minutes. Then serve over buttered egg noodles.