Slow-Cooker Pork with Apple Sauerkraut

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This is a slow-cooker recipe featuring pork spareribs and apples
ribs and apples

National Pork Board

This is a slow-cooker recipe featuring pork spareribs and apples — a perfect soul-warming combination.

1434
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

  • 4 Pounds pork spareribs, trimmed to fit into slow-cooker, cut into two-rib portions
  • 1 Teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 small red potatoes, sliced one fourth inch thick
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Pound package refrigerated sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
  • 2 small red apples, cored and sliced one fourth inch thick
  • 1/2 Cup apple cider
  • 4 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/2 Teaspoon caraway seeds, coarsely crushed

Directions

In large nonstick skillet brown ribs in oil over high heat. Place in 3 1/2-4-quart slow-cooker with potatoes, onion, sauerkraut, and apples. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over. Cook, covered, on Low 6-8 hours (or on high for 3-4 hours).

Pork Shopping Tip

Bone-in cuts tend to be slightly less expensive than their boneless counterparts, and have more flavor.

Pork Cooking Tip

According to the USDA, the recommended internal temperature for cooked pork should be 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pork Wine Pairing

Tempranillo, dolcetto, gewürztraminer, or muscat with roast pork; carmènere with  pork sausage; sangiovese, pinotage, or richer sauvignon blancs for stir-fried or braised pork dishes or pork in various sauces; syrah/shiraz, mourvèdre, Rhône blends, zinfandel, petite sirah, nero d'avola, or primitivo with barbecued spareribs or pulled pork, or with cochinito en pibil and other Mexican-spiced pork dishes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
108g
100%
Sugar
20g
N/A
Saturated Fat
34g
100%
Cholesterol
363mg
100%
Protein
73g
100%
Carbs
41g
14%
Vitamin A
8µg
1%
Vitamin B12
2µg
29%
Vitamin B6
3mg
100%
Vitamin C
30mg
51%
Vitamin D
10µg
3%
Vitamin E
3mg
13%
Vitamin K
20µg
25%
Calcium
127mg
13%
Fiber
7g
30%
Folate (food)
50µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
50µg
13%
Iron
7mg
37%
Magnesium
117mg
29%
Monounsaturated
40g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
23mg
100%
Phosphorus
737mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
18g
N/A
Potassium
1883mg
54%
Riboflavin (B2)
1mg
74%
Sodium
1289mg
54%
Thiamin (B1)
2mg
100%
Trans
1g
N/A
Zinc
12mg
80%

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