Spareribs and Sauerkraut

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

My grandpa introduced me to sauerkraut and spareribs and told me how to make it. The brown sugar gives this a distinctively different taste than most sauerkraut and sparerib recipes.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (20 ounce) jar sauerkraut, well drained
  • 4 lbs spareribs (I prefer boneless, country-style)
  • 14 cup firmly packed brown sugar (more if desired)
  • 14 onion, finely chopped
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Season the spareribs with salt and pepper.
  2. Place on a broiler and broil in oven, turning once, until brown on all sides.
  3. Spread the sauerkraut over the bottom of a 9"x13" pan.
  4. Sprinkle onions over sauerkraut.
  5. Sprinkle brown sugar over this.
  6. Lay the spareribs over the top.
  7. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for one hour.
Most Helpful

Since my husband and I are now on low carb diets, we have substituted 4-5 pkgs of Splenda and 1/4 tsp blackstrap molasses for the 1/4 C of brown sugar. The taste remains the same -- Delish!

Chris Reynolds November 09, 2013