SPARE RIBS and CABBAGE - The two step recipe

Nancy J. Patrykus Recipe

By Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin

Someone asked me for this
recipe....Is it you? Barb?
I finally found it at the bottom of me barrel.
Better late than never. eh?
I have made it many times.
Friends like it.
Naturally with my sauerkraut bread,it is a
"Feast for the Gods"!

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
4-5 or 2 hungry men
Prep Time:
Cook Time:


3 lb
pork spare ribs
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small heads of cabbage
diced onion
diced carrot
diced celery celery
diced parsley root
salt & pepper
2 tsp
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bouillon cube , optional
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Directions Step-By-Step

Cover meat with cold water in a large saucepan, bring to a simmer, remove scum.
Simmer uncovered 1/2 hour.
Quarter cabbage and parboil in salted water, drain.
Add diced onion and vegetables to meat. Season with salt & pepper to taste and continue simmering ribs & other ingredients in a tightly covered pot about 1 hour or until ribs are tender.
Melt butter and blend in flour, , dilute with a little of the meat stock.
Discard the vegetables in the pot before adding butter & flour mix. Pour over meat , and cabbage and simmer covered 1/2 hour more.
Recipe is from Germany 1970.
When I was in Colblintz, Germany
My first grandson Mark, was born there.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork, Ribs
Hashtags: #cabbage, #ribs, #spare
  • Comments

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    Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7 - Oct 17, 2011
    Sounds good.......mmmm
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    Deb Crane songchef - Oct 17, 2011
    This sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing Nancy! :)
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    Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - Oct 17, 2011
    Thank you, my two EARLY BIRDS!
    You both know who you are!
    Up & at kind of people!
    "Early Bird Gets The Worm"
    It is only 5:30 here.
    I forget Wisc is 2 hrs earlier than me!!
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    Deb Crane songchef - Oct 17, 2011
    5:30? No way could I function that early! lol Yep, I am 2 hours ahead of you and this is plenty early for me. lol
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    Barbara Pendley Barbee - Oct 17, 2011
    Hi Nancy, It was me !!! who was looking for ribs and cabbage. You are a true peach to find and post so quickly. I will let you know how it turns out for me. Sounds very good, of course cabbabe is my most favorite veg....Hugs...Barb...