I originally tried this concoction with pork chops, then tried ribs, then settled on sliced tenderloin. They're all good. Spiced applesauce is great!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl combine the sauerkraut, applesauce, broth, bacon, brown sugar, thyme, mustard, oregano, salt and pepper. Stir in optional juniper berries.

  • In a large skillet brown the pork in oil an drain. Place pork in an ungreased 9x13 inch baking dish. Spoon sauerkraut mixture over top and sprinkle with paprika. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 1/4 hours or until meat is tender and cooked through.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

420 calories; 30.6 g protein; 23 g carbohydrates; 81.2 mg cholesterol; 1650.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2003
I tried this recipe because I didn't have any ideas for the sauerkraut. This was so simple to make and took so little time. My family loved it and I couldn't believe how little you could taste the sauekraut. I highly recommend this to anyone who appreciates good food. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/31/2003
This recipes was not very good at all the pork chops were tender but the combonation was horrible I ended up tossing everything and scrapping off the gunk on the porkchops.... Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2003
I tried this recipe because I didn't have any ideas for the sauerkraut. This was so simple to make and took so little time. My family loved it and I couldn't believe how little you could taste the sauekraut. I highly recommend this to anyone who appreciates good food. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2003
I tried this recipe because I didn't have any ideas for the sauerkraut. This was so simple to make and took so little time. My family loved it and I couldn't believe how little you could taste the sauekraut. I highly recommend this to anyone who appreciates good food. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2005
When I saw the one negative comment I almost passed this recipe by. I am really glad I didn't because it is the best rendition of Pork and Sauerkraut that I have had. It is easy to make and you can play around with the ingredients. The last time I made it I didn t have spiced applesauce and found that regular worked great. We also like to add apple slices to the mix. Sliced Pork Tenderloin is the best pork to use. I usually double the mix ingredients because of the amount of meat from the tenderloin. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2005
I loved the sweet/savory flavor of the apple kraut in this recipe. It's very forgiving. Substitute other liquids or kraut juice for chicken broth if it's not on hand. Use a dollop of prepared mustard if you don't have powdered. I skipped the bacon completely. I used this recipe twice with a pork loin once baked and once in the crockpot. I served the kraut and mashed potatoes as a side. Some buttered spaetzl with carraway seed would work too. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/30/2003
This recipes was not very good at all the pork chops were tender but the combonation was horrible I ended up tossing everything and scrapping off the gunk on the porkchops.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2007
I made this on New Year's Day for my husband it is their family tradition to have sauerkraut and pork on New Year's Day for good luck in the new year. This recipe is awesome! I added a chopped granny smith apple and a sprinkle of caraway seed. I left out the bacon and juniper berries (I didn't have any). If I could give this recipe ten stars I would. My husband can't stop raving about it. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2007
My husband and i thought that this was delicious! I used a pork tenderloin though and topped it with the saurkraut and then roasted it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2014
Loved it. Wasnt sure because the combo of apples and kraut seemed strange. I dredged boneless porkchops in a flour and herb mixture and then browned the chops in oil. Skipped the bacon but bet its yummy. Skipped sugar and broth. Put the chops in a greased casserole dish. In a mixing bowl I mixed the home made applesauce drained and pressed canned sour kraut. Eyeballed it about 2:1 applesauce:kraut. Covered the chops with the mixture covered with foil and baked for 20 mins. Rested for 20 mins covered (I needed my oven for 2 loaves bread). Uncovered casserole and baked uncovered 5 mins at 450. Used meat thermometer to monitor doneness. Served with broccoli home made whole wheat bread green salad. Yum. Easy! Tastes and looks like you worked hard. Love it. Family loved it. Would be great with caramelized onions and caroway seeds added or those french onion crunchy things over the top. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2013
This was easy to put together. We didn't have spiced applesauce or the juniper berries so we used some homemade applesauce instead and omitted berries. We had thin pork chops so we only left it in oven for 50 minutes. It still turned out wonderfully! Pork was very tender and juicy. Mashed potatoes were the perfect side for this dish. We are thinking about using this recipe for pork loin in crockpot next time. Read More
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