Pork Chops and Sauerkraut
This dish is a simple one pan meal for two people with healthy appetites, or an entree for 4 when served with salad, bread, and of course dessert. Eat Hearty!
This dish is a simple one pan meal for two people with healthy appetites, or an entree for 4 when served with salad, bread, and of course dessert. Eat Hearty!
I have been making a recipe that is very close to this for years. However instead of apple juice, I use 3/4 CUP OF APPLE SAUCE and a few tablespoons of BROWN SUGAR! It really gives it nice flavor and my pork chops have always come out moist. Enjoy!Read More
I have been making a recipe that is very close to this for years. However instead of apple juice, I use 3/4 CUP OF APPLE SAUCE and a few tablespoons of BROWN SUGAR! It really gives it nice flavor and my pork chops have always come out moist. Enjoy!
I too have been making a version of this for years - from mom's recipe. She always included a peeled, cored and diced red delicious apple. It's purpose is to reduce the acidity of the sauerkraut - it's supposed to turn to mush and be not noticeable when done. Her version uses pork ribs, which I've started browning first to make the color of the finished dish a lovely brown. I've also started using the caraway seeds for a subtle flavor improvement. I use the fresher 'bagged' sauerkraut found in the refrigerated food section instead of the variety in the jar, and include the juice with the sauerkraut. The apple really works! We serve it over mashed potatoes. It's one of our favorite comfort foods!
The chops were very tender and tasty however, I would suggest using applesauce instead of the sliced apples, they went to mush. Use quartered apples adding them later in the cooking process. This recipe benefits from the apple flavour and the appearance of the apples.
Very good. Not too difficult. Changed the order of cooking. Cooked bacon in pan first. Remove to paper towel. Brown chops in bacon fat. Place in a 9x13. Saute onion and garlic a few minutes until soft. Add applesauce, brown sugar, and sauerkraut to pan, bring to boil. Scrape up all the brown bits. Crumble bacon on top of chops and pour rest of ingredients on top, cover with foil, and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 40 minutes.
Delicious! I wasn't going to add the caraway seed but I'm glad I did because that really makes the dish. After sauteeing everything, I covered and cooked in the oven. Put sliced potatoes on the bottom, pork chops in the middle and then sauerkraut on top.I added a bit of chicken broth to the mix as well. Absolutely awesome recipe, PETEITC. Thank you!
This was my first time trying sauerkraut, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I actually used applesauce instead of juice, and I put it all in my slow-cooker for about 5 hours on high. It came out deliciously tender and moist, and my husband and I both want to have it again!
I loved this recipie. I seasoned the pork chops with garlic powder, onion powder,caraway, pepper and a generous amount of paprika. For the suakraut. I used bottled sauekraut, but first drained and rinsed it well and then put in a pot with just enough water to cover. I added pieces of fried bacon (about 4 slices), caraway and pepper and simmered it for a while, then I thinkened it up with a cornstarch slurry and then topped the pork chops. This is the BEST way to have sauerkraut!!!! I browned the meat first then baked for 40 minutes at 350. A great meal.
I didn't change anything but I would recommend draining the sauerkraut before adding to the skillet. The apple juice gives it plenty of moisture to keep it from burning. I did brown the pork chops first as some of the other reviewers suggested. I didn't think there was enough sauerkraut and next time I'll make with 32 ounces. This is an excellent way to satisfy your craving for sauerkraut!
a delicious dish my husband of geman descent has to have on new years day and throughout the year as well. i have made this with pork chops and pork loin, but my favorite is with spareribs. i use applesauce instead of apple juice. i brown the meaty side of cut up ribs in a heavy dutch oven and remove, then saute the onions, then garlc, then add the rest including the sauerkraut juice. i place the ribs back in the dutch oven, cover with the sauerkraut mix, and bake for two hours at 350. the applesauce cuts the tartness of the sauerkraut and mixes so well with the sparerib juices. i serve with mashed potatoes. this is real comfort food.
I used 3/4 cup of applesauce and 2 T brown sugar instead of apple juice (this was suggested in the reviews). ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS. And soooo easy. The sweetness takes away the salty flavor of the sauerkraut and it's a perfect accompaniment to pork.
This was easy and delicious! I've picked up Bavarian style sauerkraut by mistake and didn't really like the overly sweet flavor. This recipe had some of the same elements but with a much more subtle flavor because it's homemade. I did take the advice of others and used apple sauce (about 1/2 Cup) instead of apple juice, I just didn't think 2 tablespoons of apple flavor was enough. This one is a keeper.
Made a few adjustments -- used boneless (1 to 1 1/2 inch thick) country ribs; used packaged barrel cured sauerkraut (drained); added 1/2 to 3/4 cup chicken broth; used about 4T brown sugar instead of apple or apple juice. After browning meat, removed from pan and sauteed onions and sauerkraut; added broth and stirred to get all the "good stuff" from bottom of pan; added rest of ingredients and simmered on LOW for 1 1/2 hour (or until pork very tender). Added potatoes and continued cooking until potatoes were tender. WOW! Had for dinner, lunch and dinner the next day! Might be great in a slow cooker also!
almost a dead ringer for Mom's recipe...except, she added a half a bottle of beer,apples from Grandpa's orchard (whatever we had in the fruit cellar),chopped onion, and served it with homemade mashed potatoes..for some reason I remember the pressure cooker being used....(maybe that was on days she was late starting supper..!)anyway....an excellent meal and brought back wonderful dinnertime memories and smells. Like a trip into the past.....thanks
We liked this. I seasoned the chops with s&p and then coated with mustard before I browned. Also added some beer to it for extra moisture and flavor. Very juicy and yummy.
Really smells up the house, made everyone hungry!!! Very good!
My hubby (born in Germany) absolutely loved this dish. Followed another reviewer's advice by adding sliced potatoes on top of the chops. Covered with the sauerkraut. Only problem I had was that the cooking time was almost 2 hrs. (the sliced potatoes refused to cook!) Would definitely recommend this recipe!
Great taste. I added extra garlic and caraway seeds. Fantastic New Years Day dinner.
Hearty, Delicious & Easy. I loved this and I'm not a big fan of sauerkraut. I added some apple slices as others have suggested & also added some sour cream just before serving. This is a great dish and so easy to make in just one pan.
This was an excellent recipe. I did add 1 tsp of celery seed to the mix which really beefed up the flavor. I also cooked in crockpot after browning pork and sauteing onions and seasonings in skillet. Easy and delicious. Thanks so much for sharing.
This was tasty & flavourful the first day, but it was even better as leftovers!!!!
This was simply delicious! We will make it again soon.
Delicious! Made it exactly as they said and the only change i would make would be to make more saurkraut.
This was very good. I did it as instructed and it came out tasting very good! It's not something I want to have all the time, but this is a nice meal to make every once and a while. Thanks!
First off. I hate sauerkraut and only made it because the wife loves the stuff but I must admit this is darn good even to me. I used Silver Floss Bavarian Style that already is well flavored with caraway seeds and a half cup of applesauce rather than just juice. I'll make this again.
I too used apple sauce and brown sugar. Fabulous! And since spices are so expensive, I used the Bavarian style sauerkraut with caraway seeds already in it. It made a difference and cost much less. I baked it with the mixture on top for 40 min @ 350. The next time, I will put it all in my crock-pot. The chops will be fork-tender that way. We loved it and I will make it again.
Great recipe! Turned out fabulous. My husband doesn't like the taste of vinegar so the apple juice really did the trick to make this a nice flavor. I did put small chunks of a Granny Smith apple into the mixture. Easy and fabulous.
This is a nice recipe - but it just didn't come out the way we hoped. The sauerkraut was very nicely flavored - but this recipe doesn't make for very moist pork chops. If I adjusted it and added much more liquid and converted it to a slow-cooker recipe - then perhaps I'd make it again...but this stovetop version would be much better suited to sliced kelbeisa sausage instead of the chops.
An absolutely fantastic recipe for pork chops! My husband nor I are not normally big fans of pork chops...However, I decided (sceptical though) to try try this recipe for some diversity. We thoughorly enjoyed it. I added a little more garlic and 1 1/2 onions (instead of just 1), about 1/4 c. apple juice. In addition, I added 1/2 tsp. ground red pepper(for extra flavor). I will definitely make this dish again.
I did not care for this.
Flavorful but next time I'll put them in a slow cooker so they'll be tender. A little tough, even with the juice of the sauerkraut.
Excellent easy dish. Good basic recipe. I used pork cutlets and cranberry juice in place of the apple juice.
Great Job! I added some curry and didnt have any of the caraway, but it still turned out great!
Just LOVED this recipe! What a great spin on plain old porkchops. As others, I did not have any apple juice handy, so I substituded applesauce, otherwise, I followed the recipe to the T. Make a side order of potatoes to go with, and you have a complete meal in 30 minutes. DELISH!
Just had this last night, it is excellent. I did follow the reviewer Linda Mclean who made some suggestions of things to add or use. Added onions, bacon and potatoes--Didn't have apple juice so I used 2 TBS of brown sugar and added a sprinkle of cinnamon. I used canned sauerkraut and about 1/2 bottle of beer--this was a HUGE HIT. Will add this to my recipe box! VERY flavorful!
Very good, I added a half of a peeled Granny Smith apple for flavor. I was very impressed. I would recommend this to my friends.
Very good recipe, thank you for sharing! I had a couple of cooking apples so I sliced those thinly and put them in along with about 1/4 cup applesauce left in a jar instead of the apple juice. Since I had about 8 thin boneless pork chops, I used two large jars of sauerkraut and there was plenty of juice. The apples I used were *very* tart and so I added a little more brown sugar. I browned the pork chops but baked the dish instead of finishing on stove top. I baked it at 350 for an hour as I had effectively doubled the recipe. It was delicious! The baking mellowed and pulled all the flavors together. I served it with boiled potatoes and creamed corn (as that was what I had on hand). Next time, I think I will try finishing it off in the crockpot. Great recipe though. Everyone loved it.
This is an incredibly easy recipe to make and VERY tasty. Authentic - perfect for my boyfriend that's of German origin!! We have this one anytime we have the need for some sauerkraut! A keeper!!
Loved this one and I don't like sauerkraut; my husband loves it and he thought this was great. Used applesauce since we didn;t have any apples and I threw it all in the crockpot on low for about 10 hours.
boyfriend loved it. made canned saurerkrout actually taste good----thanks to the fennel seeds
This went over better than I hoped. Hubby wasn't too happy about the sauerkraut, but I thought the flavor was great, AND my 14 month old ate it! I did cook this in the slow cooker. I put it in for about 6 hours on low, then when the chops started to fall apart I switched it over to warm. This is great served with spaetzle. I'll make this again, just not for hubby. Is it bad that my 30 year old husband is a pickier eater than my 14 month old? LOL
This recipe was absolutely fantastic! Even my 10 year old loved it.
This is a great recipe, but next time I am thinking of putting the browned chops and sauerkraut mixture into the oven at a low temperature for a long time. I'm hoping for more tender chops this way.
Awesome recipe! I followed the directions with the one exception that I added approximately three tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce and an extra tablespoon or two of apple juice. I did not add brown sugar as some other reviewers have recommended as I think the apple juice adds sweetness. I used one 15 ounce can of sauerkraut and just drained it before throwing it onto the skillet to be sauteed. This has a very Germanic flavor and is such a perfect recipe for pork chops. I recommend using mashed potatoes as a side dish.
I absolutely love this dish. It is the best way to cook Pork Chops. My husband absolutely loves it. This one will be a definate keeper in my house.
Thanks so much!! I'm 20 yrs old and just starting out on my own. I've never cooked pork before, but tried your recipe anyway. I LOVE IT!! Thanks for making me feel like I'm doing ok :-)
We loved this recipe! My 1 year old just lapped up the sauerkraut and my neighbor was begging for the recipe. After years of experimenting with pork & sauerkraut recipes and finding all of them too bitter, this is my "new classic." Thanks!
A REAL HIT WITH FAMILY - MIGHT LEAVE OUT THE CAROWAY SEEDS THE NEXT TIME
the apples& sauerkraut what a great idea.
I added a cut-up apple and a few juniper berries to the sauerkraut and onion, and instead of apple juice, I used some German Riesling. Country-style boneless pork ribs were phenomenal, browned nicely and stayed juicy and tender. Yummmmmm!
Unlike some reviewers, I truly appreciate reading reviews where lots of changes have been made -- it gets the creative juices flowing. Plus,it's a rare recipe that doesn't have two or more ingredients that my food sensitivities do not allow. So I tweak based on those sensitivities, on what I picked up at the CSA in a given week, and on what suggestions other reviewers have provided. So... after browning the chops (usually in bacon grease or olive oil), I remove them and throw in onions After they caramelize, I throw in as much or as little garlic a I want, followed shortly by caraway seeds. Then I add root vegetables -- the first time parsnips, and this time a carrot and a watermelon radish -- and add low-sodium organic chicken broth. The chops go in next, and then I dollop apple sauce and sauerkraut on top of that. Cover and simmer until the veggies are tender enough and the pork has reached recommended internal temp. The flavors together are unbelievable, and it's an easy, quick, and nutritious one-pot meal. Thanks to PETEIYC and all the helpful reviewers.
Will never make again.
Something my grandmother would have made...tastes great..thanks for sharing it.
Wonderful and tasty recipe. Sounds a bit weird, but you have to try it!
I triewd this , but added 1 apple and I added an onion quartered. I also browned the pork chops first in a pressure cooker, then added apple and onion and quartered white potatoes and and baby carrots and instead of water i used apple juice. then i cooked for 10 minutes then let the pressure go down by itself chops were very moist and the whole meal was in one pot delicious
Awesome!!! My 2nd time making pork chops … and very successful - my husband, my cousin,and I loved it. I didn’t have neither apple juice nor apple sauce, so I grinded 2 fresh apples and I cut-up 2 apples. I’ll definitely do it again – rather fast and very tasty!!! Thank you!
I had to cut way back on the amount onions to make the recipe any good. It's a great idea but it needs a little personal touch when you make it. To follow the recipe as is, is a risk you take if your susceptible to indigestion.
this was okay. i didnt care for the caraway--it tasted too much like rye bread. although i love saurkraut, it just wasnt very special
This was really easy, and especially delicious with fresh, homemade sauerkraut. I also substituted apple sauce for the apple juice, and it worked fine.
I thought this was quite good. I did what other reviews suggested and chopped an apple and added it to the saurkraut. Now 2 TBSP ?? applejuice, well I added probably half a cup I did not measure. I think it would burn otherwise.
Delicious. I sliced a Granny Smith apple into the sauerkraut mixture and instead of apple juice, I used a few tablespoons of frozen apple juice concentrate. I keep frozen orange juice and apple juice concentrate in my freezer and often substitute them when a recipe calls for orange or apple juice.
This is the one recipe that I have not altered to suit my tastes and was extremely surprised by how well it tastes. If you love saurkraut and are looking for something new you will not be disappointed.
I made this for 1. Didn't have any o.j., so I used manderine juice. I couldn't find my caraway seeds, so I had to leave them out. Even without them, it was excellent!! Can't wait for the next pork chop. (I found my seeds). This is a keeper, and is easy to make. I used canned and drained sauerkraut.
Good recipe even for those who not a big fan of sauerkraut. I added more apple juice. My wife and eldest loved the dish. It was easy and quick, but thought I is was good, and I doing the rating.
I loved it. I added applesauce as others suggested and it turned out great. The pork was very tender. I served it over mashed potatoes.
Like many others, I tweaked this recipe and it was delicious! I don't care for onion pieces so I subbed 1-1/2 tsp. onion powder, doubled the miced garlic (from a jar) and apple juice and also added 1/2 can of beer. I used 32 oz. of bagged sauerkraut (drained) instead of the 16 oz. called for in the recipe and put the salt & pepper on the chops while browning. My husband, and his friend who dined with us, raved about this recipe...it's a keeper!
Great Recipe. I've made this twice already. And made the sauerkraut by itself with smoked sausage and bacon once.
This recipe had really good flavor. I took another reviewers tip and used apple sauce and a little brown sugar instead of apple juice. The pork chops were good, but came out a little tough even though they were still a little pink in the middle. I think this recipe would work better with a thinner chop. Obviously the cooking time for the pork would have to be shorter too.
I used a small chopped apple to substitute the apple juice. This was great with spaetzle.
Strange ingredients but outstanding taste. easy to prepare. Easy to adjust to two people.
The sauerkraut is so very good love the taste! Will make it again. Di
Delicious recipe, Peter! I used cubed apple instead of apple juice. Also, layered the browned pork chops, thinly sliced red potatoes & sauteed sauerkraut in a casserole dish & baked at 350 for 90 minutes. Juicy & delicious...the family loved it!
Very good recipe. going in the keep box. Second time I made it, I brought it down to two servings. No taste lost.
This is a simple, but good recipe. It seems I never learn; once again, I overcooked the pork, cooking it too long in the pan. If your chops are thin, they are so easy to overcook. Just be careful. Learn from my mistake. I've been cooking too long to keep making this fundamental error. I'll do better next time. Oh, one more thing: if you decide to use Bavarian Sauerkraut, which is already sweet, you may want to avoid using the apple juice, since that makes it doubly sweet.
My husband and I loved it. Easy, quick great tasting.
Husband liked this more than I did - I'm not a big fan of caraway seeds. This was good but I should have used less onion.
Very delicious and easy to make. Even my husband who isn't a big fan of sauerkraut liked it. I followed the instructions with these changes: I used a 24 oz. jar of sauerkraut and two 1 1/2" chops, to serve 2 people. We have enough pork leftover for lunch the next day and a small amount of sauerkraut. If serving 4 I would double the sauerkraut.
Delicious! I will definitely make these again. My husband took the leftover chop to work the next day and he said others had "food envy" :)
very good will have again an again
Love this recipe! I used apple juice concentrate from a can and omitted the caraway seeds just because we don't like them. I also used fresh sauerkraut from a local german deli...YUM. The only thing I would change would be the cooking time. I think 20 mins. for the porkchops was a bit too long. They were kind of tough. Maybe 10 to 15 mins. would be better.
I have this thing where I HAVE to try a new recipe every weekend, because I get bored with food. THIS was it for us this weekend. I used pork sirloin chops that were REALLY thick and I spiced them up & browned them like others....sauteed some onions and mixed that with drained sauerkraut. Threw a chopped up apple on top and a dash or so of apple juice. Made Mashed potatoes on the side and YUMMMM!!!!! My 13 year old who loves everything insisted he was going to hate this.....but he loved it! The pork just fell apart so I helped it a bit and mixed it all together. The polock in me is LOVING IT! : )
Not the best I've had. I did not like how the Sauerkraut came out, tasted funny.
The pork chops themselves didn't have much flavor. I probably won't make this again.
This recipe was so yummy and reminded me of my childhood! My husband and son couldn't get enough! I added a bit more apple juice to give more liquid but other than that it was great!!
This was sooo good! I followed the directions and proportions as directed except for the caraway seeds - but only because I didn't have any. Still turned out amazing. This is a keeper.
Ok, I just made this and it's awesome. I probably shouldn't review it until I try it with the caraway seed (I didn't have any) But I'm sure it will only enhance a great combo of flavors. My only problem will be trying not to eat the whole thing. Soo good! And soooo easy.
Great recipe. Used the apple sauce instead of juice as others suggested.
My boyfriend said this is the best pork chop he's ever had! I used a 32 oz. jar of sauerkraut, 2 gala apples and 1 T brown sugar instead of the applesauce. Next time I will only use half of the red onion because it seemed to be consuming the sauerkraut and the applesauce instead of the apples. I didn't need to add any water as others have mentioned. Very good!!
Made this recipe in my slow cooker with variation. Used apple cider vinegar 1/2c instead of juice, added 3 washed sliced medium potatoes, 2 pork steaks, and poured in half box of Swansons chicken broth. Layered onion on bottom, potatoes, liquid, browned pork chops, sauerkraut right on tops, then caraway, salt, and pepper.
Excellent recipe. I ended up adding more apple juice and some chicken broth and then cooked down the extra liquid. It really intensified the flavors. I was a bit wary of the caraway seeds but they also added nice flavor. I will definitely make this again
Great recipe! first time I try this recipe, I don't have caraway seed but still taste good! substitute 1 cup of apple sauce instead of apple juice-I cooked it in the oven for 2 and half hours. The pork was nice and tender and favor was awesome! my husband loves it!
This dish was delicious. I used bacon fat instead of vegetable oil, and two tablespoons of applesauce instead of apple juice. We had 1-inch thick pork chops. We put it over noodles. It may be our New Year tradition from now on!
This was delicious and easy. I would definitely make this again. The only change I made to this recipe, I added about a half cup of sweetened applesauce, nice touch! Great recipe for someone who is trying to count calories and enjoy a tasty meal.
This turned out fabulous!!!
delicious! i used apple cider instead of apple juice in mine but it turned out awesome and was super easy to make ??
Husband that’s not a big fan of pork chops liked it enough for seconds. I liked that it’s was a one pot meal and sort of healthy. I did what one of the top reviews suggested, fried up a couple strips of bacon & chopped it. Also added the layer of thick sliced potato. Should have done two potatoes for four chops I cooked up. I put it all in the oven at 350 for ~ 40 min to get the potato to cook and flavors to meld.
OMG. Loved this dish. Made with honey roasted potatoes and pumpkin soup, both recipes from this site. What a delicious meal. Felt like a pro serving this meal.
So, so good! I did not have any apple juice so I subbed a 4 oz cup of unsweetened apple sauce. My taste buds are singing and this is destined to become a new family favorite!! We are going to try it with bratwurst, too!
Very good! I did make a couple of small changes. I peeled and sliced a small apple , used a little more apple cider tahn suggested and used fresh dill instead of caraway seeds, which I don’t have. Worked really well. I served with Sauteed lacinato kale and teeny boiled new potatoes.