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Crockpot Country Style Pork Ribs

A great fix it and forget it meal. Slow Cooker Country Pork Ribs. Pork ribs slow cooked with sauerkraut, apples & carrots, this is comfort food at its best.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 1087kcal


  • 4 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 4 pounds country style pork ribs
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 10 new red potatoes (or two large russets cubed or thick sliced)
  • 2 medium carrots sliced thick
  • 1 onion sliced and then halved
  • 1-15 ounce can sauerkraut drained
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seed
  • 1 Tablelspoon fennel seed
  • 1 whole apple cored and sliced
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 2 Tablespoon cold water


  • Place the flour on a plate. Salt and pepper ribs and dredge the ribs in the flour until coated. Shake off excess flour. In a large fry pan, heat the oil until hot and sear the ribs until golden on each side. Remove to paper towel to drain.
  • In the crackpot layer, potatoes, carrots, onion, and sauerkraut. Pour on the apple juice, sprinkle on the spices and then add the whole apple on top. Season with salt and pepper and then snuggle the ribs on top of the ingredients. Cook on low all day.
  • If you'd like, remove ingredients from crockpot and place juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer combing water/flour mixture and apples. Simmer for a couple of minutes and use as gravy.
  • Or serve directly from the crockpot.


Calories: 1087kcal | Carbohydrates: 106g | Protein: 70g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 218mg | Sodium: 1009mg | Potassium: 3710mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 5175IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 9mg