This recipe was handed down to me by my grandfather. It is a wonderful blend of sweet, sour and spice. It was total comfort food in our family. I have served this as the main course at dinner parties and it was received with great applause - even by those who didn't like sauerkraut. To serve, place a large dollop of your favorite mashed potato recipe in the middle of a large dinner plate, top with a rib and a generous portion of the kraut/tomato mixture.