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Country Pork 'n' Sauerkraut Recipe

Country Pork 'n' Sauerkraut Recipe

The "secret ingredient" in this recipe is the applesauce. When everything's cooked up, you wouldn't know it's in there...yet the taste's just a bit sweeter. My mother and grandmother once ran a beanery for a train crew. That inspired a lot of my cooking. In fact, I adapted this recipe from one of theirs. Luckily for me, my husband likes to eat what I fix as much as I like to cook it! He and I have three children, all now grown, and six grandchildren.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds bone-in country-style pork ribs
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, undrained
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a Dutch oven, cook ribs and onion in oil until ribs are browned and onion is tender. Remove from the heat. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over ribs.
  • 2. Cover and bake at 350° for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until ribs are tender. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (8 ounces) equals 477 calories, 24 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 130 mg cholesterol, 757 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 41 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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