Recipe Details

Comfort Country-Style Ribs

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Servings: 8

FOR ROASTS, CHOPS and TENDERLOINS

Cook to 145 F with 3 minute rest

Ingredients

3 pounds country-style pork ribs
6 cups red cabbage, finely sliced (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1 medium onion, sliced
1 apple, peeled, cored, and sliced
1/3 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil

Cooking Directions


Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the cabbage, onion and apple in the bottom of a 4-quart casserole or Dutch oven. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Heat a couple tablespoons of olive oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add pork ribs and cook until browned, about 6 to 8 minutes, turning to brown each side. Remove pork and place over cabbage. Pour off fat.

Combine vinegar and brown sugar in a small bowl. Add to pan, stirring to remove browned bits from bottom of pan. Pour over ribs and cabbage.

Cover and bake 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees F., pork is tender and cabbage is cooked.

Makes 8 servings

Serving Suggestions

MacIntosh, Gala and Granny Smith apples are good cooking apples and will hold their shape after baking.  Serve with roasted potatoes.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 340 calories
Protein: 37 grams
Fat: 13 grams
Sodium: 140 milligrams
Cholesterol: 125 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 4 grams
Carbohydrates: 18 grams
Fiber: 3 grams

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About the Cooking Method: Roasting

COOKING BASICS: 1) Preheat oven to 325 to 350 degrees F. (for pork tenderloin, roast at 450 degrees F.). 2) Trim much of the exterior fat from the roast; if roast has no fat cover, rub the surface with 1 to 2 teaspoons of oil. Season roast with herbs and other seasonings, if desired. 3) Place roast on rack in shallow roasting pan. 4) Do not cover; place in oven and roast to an internal temperature of 150 to 155 degrees F. for medium doneness. 5) Remove roast from oven. Allow it to "rest" for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing. This resting period allows juices to redistribute. Internal temperature will rise approximately another 5 degrees F.

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Yummiest Yet
by Helen 12/31/2013
My inlaws have a tradition of eating pork and sauerkraut on New Years Day. I found this recipe attached to the label on country style ribs purchased at WalMart. Using the exact recipe when the cold weather hit, we had a most delicious dinner. Substituting rinsed sauerkraut for the cabbage turned it into a perfect new tradition for this part of the clan. It's delicious and just as wonderful the second day. I used my convection oven set at 300 degrees (F) and it came out perfect. Want to laugh? I panicked today when I couldn't find the little recipe that came with the other ribs, the ones I purchased for New Years had a BBQ recipe instead. Panic or not, the "Pork Be Inspired" site sang out to me in Google and here I am, happy as a clam. Thank you so very, very much. Happy New Year All!

Great Flavor
by anonymous 12/02/2012
 My family really liked this dish. The flavor of the cabbage is awesome.

Great color
by Stacy 08/18/2011
These ribs were great in bringing extra color into our dinner. The flavor was on the mild side but still very enjoyable.