"This is a great meal to ring in the New Year!!! Especially on a cold winter's day. This recipe will keep em' coming back for more. If you want to go bold this new year try using wine instead of apple juice! I decided to create my own New Year's Day tradition with this hearty meal and come up with a twist to an old good luck charm."
In preheated skillet, heat 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter. Meanwhile, in a ziplock bag add 1 Tbsp. onion powder, 1 Tbsp. minced garlic and 1/2 Tbsp. of pepper. Add 2 Ribs to bag, seal and shake to coat. While the first two ribs are in the skillet, follow the process with the ziplock bag, remaining onion powder, minced garlic and pepper. Shake to coat.
After removing the first two ribs (browned on each side) and placing in crock pot, add remaining 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter to skillet. Add remaining ribs and brown on each side.
While remaining 2 ribs are in skillet, cut potatoes into cubes, adding 1st cubed potato on top of ribs. Add half of the sauerkraut and half of green beans.
After browned, move remaining two ribs to crock pot. Add any drippings left in skillet to the crock pot mixture. Repeat layers of potatoes, sauerkraut and green beans. Pour Moscato onto of mixture. Cook on low for 6 hours in crock pot. Serves 6-8.