Slow Cooker German Red Cabbage and Pork Ribs

READY IN: 5hrs 30mins
Recipe by WI Cheesehead

From I used bone-in ribs and picked them out, then reused them to make pork broth in the slow cooker overnight. Very tasty. I also let it cook for 9 hours and it wasn't dry.

Top Review by superkraut

Used standard bacon and used one hour in a pressure cooker rather than 6 hours in a slow cooker. I also used pork ribs with the bone in. Great recipe, very savory and great when served with german potato dumplings and a glass of beer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In 12-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet to large bowl; reserve drippings in skillet.
  2. Sprinkle both sides of ribs with salt and pepper; cook in drippings until browned.
  3. Meanwhile, stir cabbage, apples and onion into bacon in bowl.
  4. Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place ribs in cooker, reserving drippings in skillet. Spoon cabbage mixture over ribs.
  5. Stir vinegar, apple juice and sugar into drippings in skillet; heat to boiling. Pour over ribs and cabbage mixture.
  6. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours. To serve, use slotted spoon to remove cabbage mixture and ribs from cooker.

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