Country Pork ‘n’ Sauerkraut

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours


4 servings

Updated: Apr. 21, 2023
The secret ingredient in this recipe is the applesauce. When everything is cooked, you wouldn’t know it’s in there—yet the taste is 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! —Donna Hellendrung, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Country Pork 'n' Sauerkraut Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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° until ribs are tender, 1-1/2 to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 477 calories, 24g fat (8g saturated fat), 130mg cholesterol, 757mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 5g fiber), 41g protein.