Ribs with Caraway Kraut and Stuffing Balls Recipe

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I live alone but like entertaining often and offering hearty meals to guests. Everyone compliments me on these ribs and their old-world flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 medium apple, diced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (8 ounces) herb-seasoned stuffing mix
  • 1-1/3 cups hot water
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, beaten

Nutritional Facts

8 ounce-weight: 707 calories, 39g fat (17g saturated fat), 242mg cholesterol, 1743mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 48g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, brown ribs; drain. Combine the sauerkraut, tomato juice, broth, apple, brown sugar, caraway, salt and pepper; pour over ribs. Cover and simmer 1-1/2 hours or until meat is very tender.
  2. For stuffing balls, combine stuffing mix, water and butter; mix lightly and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in eggs; mix well. Shape into 2-in. balls; place over ribs and sauerkraut. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Ribs with Caraway Kraut and Stuffing Balls in Country Pork 1996, p102

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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