Total Time
3hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs

I got this recipe from the Paula Dean show. It is soooo yummy and the ribs and potatoes come out perfect. I hope you enjoy this - my family loves it. This recipe makes a lot. It's great for nights when you are going to have company. I served 8 people easily. The one pot meal appeal makes it an easy fix. Be sure to use the baby back ribs as I have listed in the recipe. I put this in there rather than saying ribs because these work the best with this recipe..

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. put oil in a large oven proof pot (I use cast iron).
  2. brown ribs in the bottom of the heated pot.
  3. Remove ribs from pot.
  4. Cook onion in pot just until they start to turn brown.
  5. Add the potato halves.
  6. Put ribs in pot over onions and potatoes.
  7. Pour sourkraut in pot on top of onions, ribs and potatoes.
  8. Pour water over kraut.
  9. Put lid on pot and put in oven at 350 degrees for 3 hours.
  10. Remove and enjoy!
Most Helpful

Delicious one pot meal! I used country style ribs, very lean. The searing of the meat and then the potatoes added great flavor. The potatoes were delicious with the meat drippings. This is good for a crowd or just a few. Loved it.

wannaB December 07, 2010

I love sourkraut, but this just turned into a mushy, vinegary, oily mess that made me sick when I ate it. Perhaps the ribs I used had too much fat? I would suggest a lean meat to avoid a layer of oil over this dish.

forty2stars March 02, 2009

Very good! I saw Paula make this on TV the other day and searched especially for this recipe. I was so glad that someone had posted it. I made a few changes, however. I used country ribs instead of baby backs, used chicken stock instead of water and didn't sear the ribs. I threw everything in the crock pot and cooked on low for about 10 hours. The ribs were packed with flavor and falling apart. Thanks so much.

Bekah49036 February 05, 2009