Ribs with Apples and Sauerkraut
Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
Quick browning in a skillet before placing the pork country-style ribs in a slow cooker seals in natural juices, adding flavor and aroma.
Prep Time: 20 mins
see savings2 1/2 poundspork country-style ribs, cut crosswise in half and cut into 1- to 2-rib portions
see savings1 tablespooncooking oil
see savings2medium potatoes, sliced 1/2 inch thick
see savings2medium carrots, sliced 1/4 inch thick
see savings1medium onion, thinly sliced
see savings1 8 ounce cansauerkraut, rinsed and drained
see savings1/2 cupapple cider or apple juice
see savings2 teaspoonscaraway or fennel seed
see savings1/8 teaspoonground cloves
see savings1 tablespoonall-purpose flour
see savings2 tablespoonscold water
see savings1/2large apple, cored and thinly sliced
see savingsSalt (optional)
see savingsPepper (optional)
see savings1 tablespoonsnipped fresh parsley
Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Remove meat and vegetables from cooker, reserving the drippings in the cooker. Place meat and vegetables on serving platter; keep warm. For gravy, strain juices into glass measuring cup. Skim off fat. Measure 1 cup liquid (if necessary, add water); pour into a saucepan.
In a small bowl stir all-purpose flour into cold water until smooth (or shake together in a screw-top jar). Stir into the juices in saucepan. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in the apple. Cook and stir for 1 minute more or until heated through. If desired, season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in parsley just before serving. Serve gravy with ribs and vegetables. Makes 4 servings.
Make Ahead Tip
Cut up vegetables; cover potatoes with water. Cover and chill up to 12 hours. Drain potatoes and add to crockery cooker with other vegetables. Continute as directed.
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 431, Fat, total (g) 20, chol. (mg) 103, sat. fat (g) 7, carb. (g) 32, fiber (g) 4, pro. (g) 31, vit. A (RE) 886, vit. C (mg) 22, sodium (mg) 371, calcium (mg) 40, iron (mg) 4, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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