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Oktoberfest Ribs with Apple Sauerkraut

Oktoberfest Ribs with Apple Sauerkraut

A natural flavor combination for autumn: ribs, apples, and sauerkraut. This meal-in-a-pot would be nicely accompanied with sliced rye bread and cold beer or iced tea.


  • 4 pounds pork spareribs, trimmed to fit into slow cooker, cut into 2-rib portions
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 small red potatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 (1 pound) package refrigerated sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
  • 2 small red apples, cored and sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seed, coarsely crushed


  1. In large nonstick skillet brown ribs in oil over high heat.
  2. Place ribs in 3 1/2-4-quart slow cooker with potatoes, onion, sauerkraut and apples.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over.
  4. Cook, covered, on LOW for 6-8 hours (or on HIGH for 3-4 hours).

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 6 hr | Servings: 4

Nutrition Information: Calories: 949 calories Protein: 63 grams Fat: 66 grams Sodium: 946 milligrams Cholesterol: 255 milligrams Saturated Fat: 24 grams Carbohydrates: 24 grams Fiber: 5 grams

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): National Pork Board -