Crock Pot Pork and Sauerkraut Recipe

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My version of Crock Pot Pork and Sauerkraut is an award winning recipe that our whole family loves. I say award winning, because 15 years ago my mother, modified my mother-in-law’s original Crock Pot Pork and Sauerkraut recipe and entered it in a local newspaper recipe contest. She won! Not only did she get the recipe printed in the paper, she also got a $50 cash prize. It was a proud family moment. This award winning recipe is special to me because it is the perfect culinary combination of my mother and mother-in-law. (PS…they are both amazing women!)

Crock Pot Pork and Sauerkraut is one of those recipes you will want to make over and over. What is easier than throwing the ingredients in the crock pot in the morning and coming home to a delicious ready to serve dinner? I normally whip up some mashed potatoes (instant is fine, too. No judging here.) and dinner is served.  If you are lucky you will end up with leftovers. Crock Pot Pork and Sauerkraut is one of those recipes that tastes just as good, if not better on the second day.

Crock Pot Pork and Sauerkraut is an old family favorite. It's the perfect comfort food on a cool fall night.

Crock Pot Pork and Sauerkraut Recipe

You may have noticed before that I am a huge fan of the crock pot. I use mine (all six of them) on a regular basis. I’ve picked up a few at yard sales or thrift stores, but this Crock Pot is one of my favorites. Everyone needs a crock pot with a lid that clamps on. No one wants to clean up  a crock pot full of food off of their floor mats. I am speaking from real life experience. Baked beans cannot be salvaged once the crock pot spills over on a sharp turn in the car ride. Dang!!

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Crock Pot Pork and SauerkKraut

2 lb boneless pork loin or chops 2 16 oz bags refrigerated sauerkraut 1 can beer ½ cup apple butter or 1 large apple sliced ¼ brown sugar (eliminate if you don't like sweet sauerkraut) 1 large onion sliced

Calories 1583 kcal


  • 2 lb boneless pork loin or chops
  • 2 16 oz bags refrigerated sauerkraut
  • 1 can beer
  • ½ cup apple butter or 1 large apple sliced
  • ¼ brown sugar eliminate if you don't like sweet sauerkraut
  • 1 large onion sliced


  1. Put meat in crock pot
  2. cover with sauerkraut
  3. put sliced onion and apple butter on top of kraut
  4. pour beer over top of all.
  5. Cover and cook on high for 6 hours.
  6. Serve over mashed potatoes
Nutrition Facts
Crock Pot Pork and SauerkKraut
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1583 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 571mg 190%
Sodium 3843mg 160%
Potassium 4549mg 130%
Total Carbohydrates 92g 31%
Dietary Fiber 18g 72%
Sugars 63g
Protein 209g 418%
Vitamin A 1.8%
Vitamin C 101.8%
Calcium 24.4%
Iron 72.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!

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    Christina Strapp
    November 15, 2013 at 4:55 am

    This looks so good, I will have to try this.

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    November 15, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Yum! I love my crockpot, especially during this busy time of year. This looks delicious and full of flavor.

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    January 1, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Do you shred the pork loin? Or will it fall apart all on its own?! First time making this, it’s in the pot now and smells yummy 😉

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      January 1, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      The pork will fall apart on its own. The meat is so moist and tender after cooking. Let us know what you think Sarah and Happy New Year!

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      Michele Brosius
      January 2, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      I don’t shred, it usually falls apart. I hope it was great!! Happy New Years

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    February 12, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    R u supposed to rinse & drain sauerkraut?

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      Michele Brosius
      February 12, 2014 at 3:22 pm

      I never rinse my sauerkraut or drain it. Thanks

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        February 13, 2014 at 12:12 pm

        Did not rinsing add a lot of extra liquid?

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          Michele Brosius
          February 13, 2014 at 2:18 pm

          I don’t think so, if you think it will be too much just drain it. We serve ours over mashed potatoes, so the liquid is fine for us.

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    October 8, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Is the beer necessary? And what kind do you recommend?

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      Michele Brosius
      October 8, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      Apple cider, cola, root beer would all work. I use whatever a friend has in their fridge to borrow, since we don’t drink.

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        January 1, 2015 at 8:59 am

        This is my first time using sauerkraut in the crockpot. Can not wait to have this for dinner…and no stirring over the stove all day!

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    September 24, 2016 at 10:51 am

    I used to make pork with sauerkraut all the time but haven’t in a long time. Thanks for the reminder and the recipe.

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    March 7, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    How long would you put it on if you were cooking on low?

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    September 7, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    I had left over pork tenderloin already cooked in 1/2 in slices, do you think I should put it on top of sauerkraut mixture or under? I am thinking about 3 hours in crockpot. What do you think?

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      Michele Brosius
      September 8, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      If you want to get the sauerkraut taste on your meat I’d hide it in the middle. Enjoy!

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    cindy crane
    December 31, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Do you have to put onion in it?

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      Michele Brosius
      December 31, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      You could skip the onion. Thanks for stopping by. Happy new year! Michele

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    December 30, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    How long to cook if I used a bone in roast

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      Michele Brosius
      January 17, 2019 at 5:26 pm

      That’s a good question. I assume the cooking time would be almost the same. Use a meat thermometer and make sure the meat is 145 degrees and you should be good to go. Thanks!

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