SPARE RIBS and CABBAGE - The two step recipe

Nancy J. Patrykus


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"!


★★★★★ 2 votes

4-5 or 2 hungry men
15 Min
2 Hr


  • 3 lb
    pork spare ribs
  • 2
    small heads of cabbage
  • 1
    diced onion
  • 1
    diced carrot
  • 1/4
    diced celery celery
  • 1
    diced parsley root
  • ·
    salt & pepper
  • 2 tsp
  • Tbsp
  • 1/2
    bouillon cube , optional

How to Make SPARE RIBS and CABBAGE - The two step recipe


  1. 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.
  2. Recipe is from Germany 1970.
    When I was in Colblintz, Germany
    My first grandson Mark, was born there.

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About SPARE RIBS and CABBAGE - The two step recipe

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

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