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Sour Bear Ribs
Our thanks to Michael Speck for sending this recipe.

~1 side bear ribs
~ 1 clove garlic, minced
~ 5 medium potatoes, coarsely chopped
~ 2 bags or cans sauerkraut
~ cornstarch
~ salt and pepper

Place the ribs in a crock pot. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover with water.

Cook on high until boiling then reduce heat to low and cook for 1 hour.

Remove ribs and clean out crock pot.

Put ribs back in crock pot and add the garlic, potatoes and kraut. Do not drain kraut!

Cook on low for 8 hours.

Remove the ribs and drain off the juice into a sauce pan. Bring to a boil.

Mix a tablespoon or two of cornstarch with a cup or so of water.

Stir the cornstarch into the juice. Stir and heat until thick. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve with mashed potatoes using the gravy over the potatoes and meat.


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