Crockpot Venison Apple Cider Stew

1 pound beef or venison stew meat -- (up to 2)
8 carrots -- sliced thin
6 potatoes -- sliced thin
2 apples -- chopped
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon thyme
2 tablespoons minced onion
2 cups apple cider

Place carrots, potatoes, and apples in crock pot. Add meat and sprinkle with salt, thyme, and onion. Pour cider over meat and cover. Cook in crock pot on low heat 10-12 hours. Thicken gravy.