My Aunt,who was a wonderful cook used to invite my family over for New Year's Eve dinner. She served chitterlings as part of the dinner. My Father and I did not eat chitterlings (still don't!) so she would make this dish for us. It was always delicious. She was one cook who did not share recipes so when I began to cook,I guessed how she might have made it and it was delicious. This is more of the way to put it together,I do not measure anything,so use your judgement depending on how much you are making. I added the potatoes,my Aunt never put potatoes in hers.
Season the ribs with salt,pepper,garlic and paprika. Let marinade several hours or overnight. Place the ribs and a small amount of water to prevent burning in a 350 degree oven,cover and bake until tender.
Cut larger potatoes in half,sprinkle with salt and pepper,remove the ribs,cut in serving size pieces. Place potatoes in the same baking dish,add undrained sauerkraut and place the ribs on top,bake until potatoes are tender. The juice from the sauerkraut and from the ribs help cook the potatoes.