Slow Cooker Pork and Sauerkraut with Apples

Slow Cooker Pork and Sauerkraut with Apples

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"The apple and onion together work magic on this classic dish. This is traditionally served on New Year's Day in Central Pennsylvania. It is customarily served with mashed potatoes. The sauerkraut mixture tops the mashed potatoes like a gravy. Surprisingly good."


4 h 15 m servings 400 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 400 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 18.4 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.8g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 37.2 g
  • 74%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 95 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 1103 mg
  • 44%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown pork chops in hot skillet, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain.
  2. Arrange apples and onion in the bottom of a slow cooker; top with browned pork chops. Pour in enough water to cover bottom of the slow cooker crock.
  3. Cook on High for 3 hours (or on Low for 6 hours). Add sauerkraut and fennel seed to pork chop mixture. Cook for 1 more hour.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Caraway seed can be substituted for fennel seed.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 5 Ratings


I was concerned that this might turn out bland, so I used a combination of beef broth and beer in place of the water. I used caraway seeds which the recipe author says could be substituted for ...

I used a combination of "fancy cut" and chopped sauerkraut. Also, as I was only making 3 chops I had to adjust the recipe accordingly. However, the chops turned out so tender the meat was practi...

Loved it! The pork chops were so tender and the apples were a good contrast to the sauerkraut.

Because there is just two of us I had to cut the recipe in half. I also used caraway seeds instead of the fennel. I also left the skins on the apples and I can't believe how this tasted. If y...

The pork was soft and tender. The kraut, however, was flat and acidic.