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Country Pork ‘n’ Sauerkraut

My mother and grandmother once ran a beanery for a train crew, which inspired a lot of my cooking. I adapted this recipe from one of theirs. The secret ingredient is the applesauce. When everything is cooked up, you wouldn’t guess that it’s in there, but the taste’s just a bit sweeter. —Donna Hellendrung, Mineapolis, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.

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