New Year's Day Pork & Kraut

Kim Biegacki


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


★★★★★ 3 votes

4 to 6 servings
15 Min
6 Hr
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

How to Make New Year's Day Pork & Kraut


  1. 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.
  2. Cooked potatoes in pressure cooker, then mashed and added butter, salt and pepper.
  3. Cooked up fresh green beans in pressure cooker and seasoned. Oh, bake your rolls too.
  4. Ok, plate up and you are ready to eat your traditional New Year's Day meal.
  5. Take a guess what football team my Dad (John) is a die hard fan of? hehe

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About New Year's Day Pork & Kraut

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

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