Polish Pork Ribs and Sauerkraut (Żeberka Wieprzowe)

Polish Pork Ribs and Sauerkraut (Żeberka Wieprzowe)

Polish country-style pork ribs and sauerkraut ,known as żeberka wieprzowe w kapuście is an economical, hearty and delicious meal.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 450 F. Pat pork ribs dry with paper towels. Rub ribs all over with garlic, salt, and pepper.
  3. Step 3

    In a shallow roasting pan, place the ribs meaty-side down. Roast 20 minutes, uncovered.
  4. Step 4

    Reduce the oven temperature to 250 F. Remove the pan from the oven and turn the ribs so they are now meaty-side up.
  5. Step 5

    In a large bowl, combine sauerkraut—rinsed or not—applesauce, brown sugar, and caraway seeds, mixing well.
  6. Step 6

    Pour the sauerkraut mix over the pork ribs. Cover the roasting pan and bake 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until the meat is tender and well cooked. An instant-read thermometer inserted away from the bone must read at least 145 F. Remove from the oven and serve hot with your favorite side dishes.
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