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, but she also got a $50 cash prize. It was a proud family moment.

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

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 Recipe

You may have noticed before that I am a huge fan of the crockpot. 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 crockpot spills over on a sharp turn in the car ride. Dang!!

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2 lb boneless pork loin or chops 2 16 oz bags refrigerated sauerkraut 1 can beer 1/2 cup apple butter or 1 large apple sliced 1/4 brown sugar (eliminate if you don’t like sweet sauerkraut) 1 large onion sliced
Ingredients
  • 2 lb boneless pork loin or chops
  • 2 16 oz bags refrigerated sauerkraut
  • 1 can beer
  • 1/2 cup apple butter or 1 large apple sliced
  • 1/4 brown sugar (eliminate if you don’t like sweet sauerkraut)
  • 1 large onion sliced
Instructions
  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
 

Crock Pot Pork and SauerKraut

Crock Pot Pork and SauerKraut

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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 Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1583 Saturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 571mg Sodium: 3843mg Carbohydrates: 92g Fiber: 18g Sugar: 63g Protein: 209g
As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

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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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37 Comments

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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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    Mer
    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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    RANDY FULGHAM
    November 15, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    BOY THIS LOOKS GOOD I AM PRINTING THIS OFF AND TRYING–LOVE -IT

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    Sarah
    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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      Jenny
      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!

    • Reply
      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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    Deb
    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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        Deb
        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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    lauren
    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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        Denise
        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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    Ava
    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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    Christy
    March 7, 2017 at 6:04 pm

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

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    Lynn
    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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    Nichole
    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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      Michele Brosius
      March 19, 2019 at 12:21 pm

      I would definitely add 1 to 2 hours for a bone in roast. You can check the temperature with a meat thermometer. 145 degrees is done for pork. Thanks

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    Linda Winn
    April 3, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Do you think you could add some uncooked minute rice to the other ingredients in the crockpot?

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      Michele Brosius
      April 5, 2019 at 10:10 am

      That’s a good question. I’ve never thought about rice. I guess try it and see. Minute rice would definitely be better than long cook rice. Good luck. Thanks Michele

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    Valerie Conger
    April 7, 2019 at 8:43 am

    Do you have to brown the meat first? I usually brown beef roasts before putting it in the crockpot and don’t know if it is necessary or not.

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      Michele Brosius
      April 8, 2019 at 3:57 pm

      I have never browned the pork first. I guess that would be a personal preference. If you do brown the meat you can probably decrease the cooking time by a few hours. Thanks!

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