New Year's Day Pork & Kraut

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves: 4 to 6 servings
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Cooking Method: Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot


2 lb country style ribs
1/2 tsp italian seasoning
salt and black pepper
1 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

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Kim Biegacki Recipe
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Boardman, OH (pop. 66,982)
Member Since Apr 2011
Kim's notes for this recipe:
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
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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

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user Jim Decker quadingjim - Jan 3, 2012
Your Dad has a good team. They are my second choice. I love ribs Country, spair ribs and Baby Back ribs.
user Shelia Senghas earthbaker - Jan 3, 2012
Love sauerkraut and ribs.
user Ana Santiago buenodeverdad - Jan 4, 2012
Looks heavenly! Nice to see you incorporate the use of a pressure cooker...Between my pressure cookers and slow cookers, I sure can't choose which one I like best! They sure come in handy, Don't they?
user Vanessa "Nikita" Milare Kitkat777 - Jan 4, 2012
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