Crock Pot Country Ribs & Sauerkraut

READY IN: 8hrs 20mins
Recipe by Katha

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.

Top Review by Hesster

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.

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.

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