I heard this one on NPR.  Today, I used 4.77 pounds  country style ribs.

Sprinkle with a generous amount of 5-spice. Place in the bottom of a cast iron dutch oven; cover with big jar of sour kraut. Then sprinkle with brown sugar.

Cover and place in 350 oven.


June 29, 2014 – I heard of this one on NPR, and we’re giving it a try. Ribs rubbed with Chinese 5-Powder; place in pan; top with undrained kraut. Add enough beer and water to barely cover ribs. Top pan with foil loosely; poke a few holes. Bake at 335 for 1 1/2 hours; turn oven up to 450; remove foil and cook another 30 minutes; serve with sauce made of 1 cup sour cream and 1/4 cup prepared horse radish.

Feb. 29, 2016 – Disappointed in this. The ribs came out dry.