Slow-Cooker German Red Cabbage and Pork Ribs

Slow-Cooker German Red Cabbage and Pork Ribs

German red cabbage provides a colorful addition to this hearty bacon, pork ribs and Granny smith apples recipe that’s slow-cooked for dinner.

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slices bacon, chopped
boneless pork country-style ribs (2 lb)
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
teaspoon pepper
cups thinly sliced red cabbage (about 1/2 head)
Granny Smith apples, peeled, thinly sliced (3 cups)
medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
cup cider vinegar
cup apple juice
tablespoons sugar
  1. In 12-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet to large bowl; reserve drippings in skillet. Sprinkle both sides of ribs with salt and pepper; cook in drippings until browned. Meanwhile, stir cabbage, apples and onion into bacon in bowl.
  2. Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place ribs in cooker, reserving drippings in skillet. Spoon cabbage mixture over ribs.
  3. Stir vinegar, apple juice and sugar into drippings in skillet; heat to boiling. Pour over ribs and cabbage mixture.
  4. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours. To serve, use slotted spoon to remove cabbage mixture and ribs from cooker.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
The slicing blade on a food processor does a quick job of shredding the cabbage. Cut the cabbage sections so they fit into the feed tube. To save time in the morning, slice the cabbage and chop the onion the night before, and refrigerate until needed.
Bone-in pork ribs also can be used.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 260
    • (Calories from Fat 120),
  • Total Fat 13g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 50mg;
  • Sodium 770mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 22g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 17g),
  • Protein 13g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.