Heat oven to 450°F. Cut ribs into serving-sized pieces. Place in ungreased 13x9-inch pan; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 450°F. for 20 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Remove ribs from pan; drain and discard meat drippings. In same pan, combine sauerkraut and all remaining ingredients; spread evenly. Arrange ribs on top of sauerkraut mixture.
Bake at 350°F. for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until ribs are tender.