Delicious pork spare ribs slow cooked with cabbage and sauerkraut, and braised in beer.
- 3 to 3 1/2 pounds pork spare ribs, bone-in
- 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 1 Tbsp caraway seeds
- 1 Tbsp cracked black pepper
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 32-ounce jar of sauerkraut, drained
- 4 cups thinly shredded cabbage (about 1 medium head)
- 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1 bottle of your favorite beer
- 1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
1 Rub the spare ribs with spices, and chill: Rub the ribs with garlic, caraway seeds, and cracked black pepper. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours (if you have time, otherwise skip).
2 Roast the spare ribs: Heat oven to 400°F. Unwrap spare ribs from plastic wrap. Season the ribs with salt and pepper. Wrap the ribs with aluminum foil and place them on a roasting pan. Roast at 400°F for 1 hour 15 minutes, or until tender. Remove from oven and set aside.
3 Bake the sauerkraut: Place sauerkraut, onion, caraway seed, brown sugar, and cabbage in a Dutch oven. Stir in beer, water, and chicken stock. Add pepper to taste. Reduce the oven temperature to 375°F. Bake the sauerkraut cabbage mixture, covered, for 3 hours.
4 Add ribs to sauerkraut, bake one more hour: Lower the oven temperature to 325°F. Place ribs over sauerkraut, cover, and cook for an additional hour. Add more liquid if needed.
Serve the ribs with the sauerkraut. Good with boiled potatoes.