Crock Pot Country Ribs & Sauerkraut

Total Time
8hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 hrs

Great when company's coming & you have a busy day ahead.All can be done the night before & started in the morning. Great served with buttered boiled red potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ribs in a small amount of oil.
  2. Remove from pan.
  3. Add onion & brown sugar to pan,and cook until onion is lightly browned.
  4. Combine onion mixture with sauerkraut in the crock pot.
  5. Add cider,broth,caraway seed & pepper.
  6. Place ribs on top of mixture.
  7. Cover & cook on low 8-10 hours.
Most Helpful

5 5

Made this today in my 6 quart pot. I did have to make some changes, though. I didn't have time to brown the meat and I don't like onions, so I left that out. I also didn't have any caraway, so substituted cumin instead. In an effort to make it lighter on the calories, I drained the sauerkraut juice into the pot and cooked the ribs on low for about 5 hours, then drained off the liquid and fat. I mixed the applesauce (unsweetened) and sauerkraut together, along with some salt and pepper and mixed it in with the meat. Then I mixed the chicken broth and sugar together and poured it over the top and cooked for another 4 hours. The result was lightly sweet and sour sauerkraut with moist, tangy meat. Next time I'll brown the meat for looks, but it wasn't really necessary.

4 5

This was good- the ribs were very very tender and the sauerkraut tasty and mild. I used apple juice and one chopped apple. My husband loved this - i felt it needed an extra ingredient but just couldn't put my finger on what. We will probably make this again. Thanks!

5 5

Love to eat pork and sauerkraut in the fall. DH and I really enjoyed this today. Ribs were fall-off-the-bone tender. Used applesauce instead of cider. Eliminated the caraway seeds because DH does not like them. Added a few slices of cooked bacon to sauerkraut mixture. Will be making again.