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
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


  • 1Season 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.
  • 2Cooked potatoes in pressure cooker, then mashed and added butter, salt and pepper.
  • 3Cooked up fresh green beans in pressure cooker and seasoned. Oh, bake your rolls too.
  • 4Ok, plate up and you are ready to eat your traditional New Year's Day meal.
  • 5Take 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