Applesauce-Sauerkraut Spareribs Recipe

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All seasons are beautiful here, but I especially like fall so I can serve more hearty fare like this. Served with mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, these ribs soothe the soul.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 to 3-1/2 pounds country-style pork ribs
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 can (32 ounces) sauerkraut
  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 2 cups thinly sliced onion
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup apple juice

Nutritional Facts

8 ounce-weight: 336 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 1183mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 5g fiber), 28g protein.


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown ribs in oil. Arrange ribs in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Rinse and squeeze sauerkraut; layer the sauerkraut, applesauce and onion over ribs. Combine broth and apple juice; pour over all.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 1-3/4 hours; uncover and bake 15 minutes longer or until onion begins to brown and meat is tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Applesauce-Sauerkraut Spareribs in Country Pork 1996, p109

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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