Pork Ribs and Sauerkraut Recipe (with Prunes)

You can cook spare ribs and sauerkraut as with second helping, and without it. We use prunes and cabbage in this recipe. These ingredients give to sauerkraut and ribs mild flavor.

You can use both traditional homemade sauerkraut in a pan and sauerkraut with a second helping, for example, sauerkraut with sweet pepper for the recipe.
stewed sauerkraut with pork ribs


  • 9 pounds of fatty pork ribs;
  • 1 pounds of cabbage;
  • 9 pounds of sauerkraut;
  • 1 onion;
  • 1 carrot;
  • 3 ounces of prunes;
  • 2-3 bay leaves;
  • salt and black pepper.

1. Cut the ribs. Each piece should have a rib bone.

2. Chop your onion.

3. Put the pork ribs in a stew-pan. Fry ribs for 10-15 minutes. Ribs should have a dark golden color after frying. You have fatty pork ribs and therefore you should not put an additional amount of oil for frying ribs.

fried pork ribs

4. Add the onion when the pork will be dark golden brown.

5. Mix your pork and onion and fry for some minutes. The onion has to be golden too.

fried pork with onion

6. Grate your carrot.

7. Mix carrot with pork ribs and onion. Add salt, pepper and bay leaves. Fry for 5 minutes.

pork ribs with carrot

8. It is sauerkraut time now. Put sauerkraut in the stew-pan and mix all your ingredients thoroughly.

pork ribs with sauerkraut

9. Cover the stewpan and stew spare ribs and sauerkraut for 15 minutes.

10. Chop your cabbage.

11. Put shredded cabbage in your stew-pan and mix thoroughly with sauerkraut and ribs.

pork ribs with cabbage

12. Cover your stew-pan and stew over moderate heat for 1 hour. Stirring occasionally.

13. Put your prunes in the stew-pan (do not cut them). Mix and stew for 15 minutes.

prunes with sauerkraut

That is all. Your pork ribs with sauerkraut are ready now.

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