Spareribs and Sauerkraut

Pork spareribs cooked with sauerkraut, onions, white wine, and juniper berries. Classic German recipe!
Ingredients

Main Course
  • 2 1/2 to 3 lbs of bone-in pork spareribs
  • 2 Tbps vegetable oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large (28 oz) jar (or 1 1/2 to 2 pounds) of sauerkraut (refrigerated)
  • 1 cup dry white wine (like a Sauvignon blanc)
  • Water
  • Salt and pepper
  • 10 Juniper berries
  • 2 teaspoons caraway seeds

Gravy:
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 3 cups of turkey stock (that you make in step...)
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup cream
Directions
  • Brown the ribs: Separate the ribs, and sprinkle them with salt. Heat vegetable oil in a large heavy pot on medium high heat. Add the ribs and brown them.
  • Sauté onions and garlic: Remove the ribs from the pot and add the chopped onion to the pot. Sauté the onions for 3 minutes. Then add the minced garlic for a minute more. Return the ribs to the pot.
  • Add sauerkraut, wine, juniper berries, caraway seeds: Add the sauerkraut and wine to the pot. Add just enough water to cover the ribs.  Add 10 juniper berries and a sprinkle of caraway seed to taste.
  • Simmer until meat is falling off the bones: Bring to boil and reduce heat to simmer. Simmer until the meat falls off of the bones, anywhere from one to two hours. Remove the bones and juniper berries. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with boiled potatoes. Delicious with ketchup which creates a sweet contrast to the sour sauerkraut, or you can use whole grain mustard.

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