Spareribs and Sauerkraut

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Chris R.

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.

Top Review by Chris Reynolds

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!

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.

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