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Oktoberfest Ribs

Oktoberfest Ribs

The aroma of this oven-braised dinner will bring everyone to the table pronto. Serve with sliced rye bread and butter, potato salad and sliced cucumbers in a dill vinaigrette.


  • 2 pounds pork spareribs
  • 2 (32-ounce) jars sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
  • 8 juniper berries
  • 2 large onions, peeled and thickly sliced
  • 2 tart green apples, cored and wedged
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


  1. Evenly layer ingredients into a large stew pot or Dutch oven in this order: Sauerkraut, juniper berries, onion, apples, brown sugar and ribs. Bring to a boil, lower heat, cover and simmer gently for 2-3 hours, until ribs are very tender.

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 3 hr | Servings: 6

Wine suggestion: Pour a chilled Gewurztraminer.

Nutrition Information: Calories: 390 calories Protein: 32 grams Fat: 17 grams Sodium: 2230 milligrams Cholesterol: 100 milligrams Saturated Fat: 6 grams Carbohydrates: 28 grams

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

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