This is a very mild sauerkraut recipe. It actually doesn't taste much like sauerkraut or I wouldn't like it. It took me 2 years to finally decide to give it a try and boy was it worth it! It is low calorie with vegetables and apple - an interesting blend of flavors. Serve with baked or mashed potatoes.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Season ribs with salt and pepper. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook ribs, turning occasionally, until well browned on all sides. Add wine (if using), water, caraway seeds, and brown sugar; stir to dissolve sugar. Stir in drained sauerkraut, apple, and carrots, and transfer to a large casserole dish.

  • Bake, covered, in the preheated oven for 2 1/2 hours, adding water as needed to prevent drying out.

Nutrition Facts

140 calories; protein 7.1g 14% DV; carbohydrates 12.5g 4% DV; fat 6.7g 10% DV; cholesterol 22.8mg 8% DV; sodium 719mg 29% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2005
I made a recipe very similar to this over the weekend to cheer on the Philadelphia Eagles' victory! I used bonesless pork chops 2 cups sauerkraut 1/4 cup brown sugar one envelope onion soup mix 1 tsp. caraway seeds and 1/2 cup water. Cooked it for 8 hours in a crockpot - - very very good. Next time I will add wine or beer to the crockpot for a bit more liquid. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/16/2010
The pork was tender and delicious however I felt it was too sweet and I really didn't care for the taste of carway with the Kraut. I'm going to stick with the tried true and simple next time - just kraut and pork. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2005
I made a recipe very similar to this over the weekend to cheer on the Philadelphia Eagles' victory! I used bonesless pork chops 2 cups sauerkraut 1/4 cup brown sugar one envelope onion soup mix 1 tsp. caraway seeds and 1/2 cup water. Cooked it for 8 hours in a crockpot - - very very good. Next time I will add wine or beer to the crockpot for a bit more liquid. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2008
Hubby was in the mood for ribs while I was in the mood for sauerkraut: this was the recipe we needed! Used beer instead of white wine and caraway powder instead of seeds (I hate caraway seeds!). Taste was yummy and meat fell off the bone. Next time I would cut the carrots smaller because the "large chunks" were too large for my tastes. Otherwise: recommended! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2008
I used all wine for my liquid in the recipe and cooked in the oven as directed. The meat fell off the bone! It has a very mild flavor and is very good. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/16/2010
The pork was tender and delicious however I felt it was too sweet and I really didn't care for the taste of carway with the Kraut. I'm going to stick with the tried true and simple next time - just kraut and pork. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2012
Very good recipe I do not understand what another poster meant by "too sweet"..there was only 1 Tablespoon brown sugar added and an apple I browned my ribs in 1/2 butter and 1/2 oil also used 4 potatoes and ditched the carrots.. potatoes are made to go wuth kraut giving it a special flavor and texture as it slow cooks next time may add 1 or 2 cloves minced garlic Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2014
I will be making this as our "goto" kraut and pork recipe from now on. Pork was very tender and the counterbalance of the minor sweet ingredients tempered the sourness of the kraut perfectly. My only changes were not draining the kraut so I could retain the liquid in the roaster layering half the kraut in the bottom of the roaster before placing the browned pork on it and I removed the browned pork out of the skillet then deglazed the pan using the white cooking wine before adding the other ingredients and rest of kraut to the skillet. I poured everything on top of the browned pork ribs in the roaster then covered to cook for about 2.5 hours. We served this over hash browns (not crispy bec/I was out of potatoes to mash) and my boys each had two helpings. Definitely a keeper! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2012
Supper? SUPER! Only thing I'd change is to use even MORE kraut. Long cook time seems to reduce to "not enough". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2016
Doubled recipe after reading the reviews. Browned ribs in oil with s & p. Moved to 2 baking dishes. Used nonalcoholic ginger beer intend of wine and added 3/4. C. Water. Used organic in jar sauerkraut. Sautéed large yellow onion with 3 cloves fresh garlic. Added brown sugar. Spooned over ribs. Added a little more water half way through. Loved, loved it. Served with baked potatoes and salad/green beans. Can't wait to make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2013
We really enjoyed this recipe. I had forgotten to get carrots and had none in the fridge so I used onion and celery which I diced and sauteed a bit. Also following another reviewer's recommendation I added potatoes to the casserole. The potatoes were just cut into large cubes and layered on the bottom of the dish before everything else was thrown in. Considering how easy this is and the fact that the ingredients are quite often on sale I know that this will be a do-over again and again. Read More
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