Pork Ribs and Sauerkraut-Hilltop Style

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

My family roots are half Irish and half German. This comforting, cold and windy night favorite has scored big with my family. Best served with fluffy mashed potatoes and a big glass of cold milk!!


  1. Place sauerkraut in a large roasting pan.
  2. Place ribs on top of kraut and add the chicken broth- pouring it over the ribs.
  3. Cover roaster and slow roast in 300 degree oven for about 2 1/2 hours. Shorten cooking time by raising temperature to 375 degrees for 1 1/2 hours if you are in a hurry.
  4. Watch out when you remove the lid because the aroma may drive you to dig in before it's out of the oven!
  5. Serve individually with mashed potatoes, placing some of the kraut and juice on the potatoes. Or serve family style with ribs on top of kraut.
  6. Extended cooking tends to melt the kraut into the broth so if you are cooking it for a long time, add even more kraut. It's good as a leftover too.
Most Helpful

Made this when it was on recipezaar years ago, 2008, just found it while cleaning out all my recipes and I remember it being very good, going to make it again this week. I don't agree with caraway seeds, only use them if you like them, I hate them.

djh1118 January 06, 2014

This is a 10 star. Taste is devine and so easy to put together. I did through in a can of potatoes. Just before it was done I put the ribs on another pan and let them brown. Really enjoyed this dish and will make it many times again. thanks, Farm Guy.

dolores in paradise November 01, 2009

Oh my GOSH -- this is SO GOOD!!! I'm not even a huge fan of Sauerkraut, but the long cooking mellows the flavor, and it just tastes like really good seasoned cabbaged! Didn't have enough Sauerkraut last time I made it, so I subbed some shredded cabbage and mixed with the Kraut. The ribs come out so tender and tasty. And could it be any easier!?? Everyone in the family LOVED it -- even the kids. Thanks HF Guy!

Kmac October 14, 2007