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Oktoberfest Ribs with Apple Sauerkraut

Oktoberfest Ribs with Apple SauerkrautA natural flavor combination for autumn—ribs, apples, and sauerkraut. This meal-in-a-pot would be nicely accompanied with sliced rye bread and cold beer or iced tea.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 pounds spareribs, trimmed to fit into slow cooker, cut in 2-rib portions
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 small red potatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1 small onion, peeled and sliced
1 (1-pound) package refrigerated sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
2 small red apples, cored and sliced 1/4-inch thick
1/2 cup apple cider
4 tablespoons ketchup
1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds, coarsely crushed

Cooking Directions:

  1. In large nonstick skillet brown ribs in oil over high heat. Place in 3 1/2 to 4-quart slow cooker with potatoes, onion, sauerkraut and apples.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over.
  3. Cook, covered, on Low 6 to 8 hours (or on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours).

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.