In large skillet, heat olive oil and minced garlic. Add ribs and brown on all sides. Remove ribs when brown and set aside on plate. Peel and chunk sweet potatoes and onions. Core and chunk apples, (peel or leave un-peeled). Place sweet potatoes, apples and onions in large bowl with salt, pepper, nutmeg and brown sugar, toss to coat. Layer ribs and veggie mixture into crock pot, alternately starting with ribs on bottom. Add apple juice to pot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.