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Slow Cooker Sauerkraut Pork Loin

Slow Cooker Sauerkraut Pork Loin

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Nashville Nosher

My mother-in-law made a large batch of sauerkraut one summer and to use it up, we invented this (both out of hunger and necessity to use up all that sauerkraut!) It takes just seconds to throw in your slow cooker and you come home to a yummy dinner.

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  • Calories:
  • 460 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 24.5 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 49.7 g
  • 99%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 143 mg
  • 48%
  • Sodium:
  • 663 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Rub the horseradish mustard all over the pork loin. Layer the onion and apple in the slow cooker, and set the pork loin on top. Pour in the sauerkraut, including the juice. Season with salt and black pepper, then add the chicken broth. Cover and cook on Low until very tender, 6 to 8 hours.
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This recipe was good, but if I make it again, I would use a cut other than a pork loin. That much time in the slow cooker for the pork loin was just too much. I think it would have worked better with a pork shoulder cut (not as lean a cut of meat) intended for these longer cooking times. I would also cut back on the chicken broth to perhaps only 1/2 to 3/4 cup. The horseradish mustard gave it a nice kick. I would also sear the meat before adding it to the slow cooker (simply personal preference for a browner roast) and add a bit ot garlic and thyme to the "rub". I may try this one again with the above modifcations.


Great recipe. I added a layer of small new potatoes along with the apples and onion. Also I didn't add any Liquid except for what the sauerkraut already had. It would be sauerkraut soup with any more liquid.


This was delicious! Pork and kraut taste great together. Also try kraut and pork spareribs. Pour half of kraut in slow cooker, cut ribs apart and add, then pour in the rest of the kraut and about a cup of chicken broth. Let it cook until the ribs fall off the bone. Sooo good!