New Year's Day Pork & Kraut

Kim Biegacki Recipe

By Kim Biegacki pistachyoo

4 to 6 servings
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot

Happy New Year 2012!

This is our traditional meal for New Year's Day for my family and my husband's family too. Sometimes it is a pork roast in the crockpot and other times it's country style ribs like these. I look forward to this meal as my husband doesn't like kraut so I really relish it when I can get it. My Dad made barbecue ribs separately for my husband. (He is so spoiled.) haha
Now, I have another "Ancient Debelak Recipe" at least that's what my Dad calls all his recipes. LOL


2 lb
country style ribs
1/2 tsp
italian seasoning
salt and black pepper
bag, refrigerated sauerkraut
1/2 large
onion, sliced
1 tsp
thyme, dried (a little more heavy on the thyme)
1/2 tsp
sweet basil, dried
1/2 tsp
oregano, dried
1/4 tsp
garlic powder
fresh green beans
potatoes, new red

Directions Step-By-Step

Season ribs with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning and sear your ribs in a countertop electric skillet or cooker in a little bit of oil till brown. Now, cook your ribs and onions on medium heat 300 degrees (in same pan) and add water as needed about 1 1/2 to 2 hrs till tender. Add the other seasonings at this time to the ribs that are cooking in pan. Then put your kraut in and let it come to a boil and then turn back down heat and let simmer for 15 minutes.
Cooked potatoes in pressure cooker, then mashed and added butter, salt and pepper.
Cooked up fresh green beans in pressure cooker and seasoned. Oh, bake your rolls too.
Ok, plate up and you are ready to eat your traditional New Year's Day meal.
Take a guess what football team my Dad (John) is a die hard fan of? hehe

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Potatoes, Pork, Ribs
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Polish
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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Rose Selvar potrose
Jan 1, 2014
Sounds like a great recipe. Thanks for making the changes concerning the four seasonings. I had a pork loin roast and sauerkraut for dinner tonight. I didn't have country style ribs; but sometime when I do, I will try this recipe. Sounds great.... 01/01/14 2035
Kim Biegacki pistachyoo
Dec 31, 2013
Hi Rose, good catch...never even noticed when I posted last year. I would of noticed tomorrow though because I am making a pork roast with the same seasonings. I added it in the notes that after you sear the ribs go ahead and add the 4 other seasonings then your kraut.
Rose Selvar potrose
Dec 31, 2013
Looks great. Sounds great!
Where do we put the thyme, sweet basil, oregano and the garlic powder? I see those in the ingredients; but don't see them mentioned in the directions.... 12/31/13 2152
Jim Decker quadingjim
Oct 1, 2012
I love this meal on a cold winter night. Thank you for posting it.