Ribs with Apples and Sauerkraut

Servings: 4 Course: main dish
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Step 1:

In a large skillet brown pork ribs on both sides in hot oil over medium-high heat. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart electric crockery cooker place potatoes, carrots, onion, browned pork ribs, and sauerkraut.

Step 2:

In a bowl combine apple cider, caraway seed, and cloves. Pour over sauerkraut.

Step 3:

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.

Step 4:

For gravy, strain juices into glass measuring cup. Skim off fat. Measure 1 cup liquid (if necessary, add water); pour into a saucepan.

Step 5:

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.