Recipe Details

Comfort Country-Style Ribs

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


Cook to 145 F with 3 minute rest


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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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.