Easy Pork and Sauerkraut

Easy Pork and Sauerkraut


"This is a recipe that is similar to my Pennsylvania Dutch grandmother's but was modified by me. She used a pressure cooker but I prefer the crock pot. I always serve this with a side of mashed potatoes and applesauce to accompany it."


6 h 15 m servings 139 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  • Calories:
  • 139 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 4 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.7g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 12.6 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 1567 mg
  • 63%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and stir well. Submerse the apple under the other ingredients.
  2. Cook on High for one hour, reduce heat to Low and continue cooking for 5 hours or until pork is cooked through. Discard apple and serve.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 51 Ratings


I added caraway seed and I browned the pork before adding to crock pot. The house smelled great when we got home. Excellent winter meal. I served it with mashed garlic potatoes and applesauce...

I made this for New Years Day to take into work for dinner for my co-workers. I had never made a pork in the crock pot and it turned out great! All the guys at work raved about it, and suprising...

I loved the addition of all of the spices in this dish, comparred to other simular recipes from the site. I used a bottle of Sam Adams Cranberry Lambic, and that made for a wonderful tasting ro...

I think the secret of this recipe is to start with a good tasting sauerkraut. I made the recipe exactly as written with the exception of adding a few caraway seeds. I also used sliced kielbasa i...

This was my first experience with sauerkraut. My hub requested it because his mom always used to make it. It is strong flavored but I really like it. Follow the guidelines and have it with mashe...

I was disappointed with the results. I found that doing away with the beer and adding a touch of brown sugar improved the flavor. I won't be using this receipe again. Sorry.

My mom makes a pork and sauerkraut dish that I was looking for when I found this recipe, and this one was even better! I followed the recipe almost exactly... but my pork loin was over 2 lbs, so...

Sorry Grams, but this is dull. Too briney, not enough interest, the pork was flavorless. I wouldn't make this again.