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Applesauce-Sauerkraut Spareribs

 Applesauce-Sauerkraut Spareribs
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.
6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (8 ounces) equals 336 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 1,183 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 28 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a

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Applesauce-Sauerkraut Spareribs (continued)

Wine (continued)
medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer