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!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Brown chops on all sides and remove from pan.

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  • Add the garlic, onion, sauerkraut, caraway seed, apple juice, and salt and pepper to taste to the hot skillet. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes. Lay browned pork chops on top of sauerkraut mixture, cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

244.9 calories; protein 24.6g 49% DV; carbohydrates 9g 3% DV; fat 12.2g 19% DV; cholesterol 59.4mg 20% DV; sodium 805.6mg 32% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2005
Really great recipe Peter! My parents are German so I grew up on this stuff but didn't like it when I was a kid. I didn't have any apple juice so I just added a bit of brown sugar. To make this a more complete meal I removed the chops after browning and fryed up some bacon pieces. I then added my onions and garlic and then the kraut and caraway seeds along with a good bottle of beer and some chicken broth. While that was simmering I placed my chops in a casserole dish and topped them with thinly sliced potatoes. The kraut then went on top of the potatoes I covered with foil and placed it in the oven for about and hour and a half. The "broth" in this dish was so flavorful and the meat was extremely tender. Hubby was thrilled. Thanks so much!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/24/2009
I did not care for this. Read More
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156 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 98
  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2005
Really great recipe Peter! My parents are German so I grew up on this stuff but didn't like it when I was a kid. I didn't have any apple juice so I just added a bit of brown sugar. To make this a more complete meal I removed the chops after browning and fryed up some bacon pieces. I then added my onions and garlic and then the kraut and caraway seeds along with a good bottle of beer and some chicken broth. While that was simmering I placed my chops in a casserole dish and topped them with thinly sliced potatoes. The kraut then went on top of the potatoes I covered with foil and placed it in the oven for about and hour and a half. The "broth" in this dish was so flavorful and the meat was extremely tender. Hubby was thrilled. Thanks so much!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2005
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
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2005
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2008
It's very good! I didn't drain the liquid from the sauerkraut plus I added more apple juice (1/4C). In a skillet I browned the pork chops on both sides and sauted the kraut too and then for a really tender juicy meat I baked mine at 350' (covered) for an hour. I have also tried this recipe with 1/4 cup of beer(instead of apple juice) and a 1/2 small apple peeled cored and sliced it's really good this way as well. THX. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2003
Grandma made pork and sauerkraut every New Year. She'd have loved this recipe. When I served it New Year's Day my husband said "You sure don't have to wait a year to make this again." It was great. Note: If you use kraut with little or no juice -- you may want to add a little water or increase the apple juice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/15/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2007
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! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/24/2009
I did not care for this. Read More
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