Pork roast and kraut slow-cooked and served with dumplings and sauerkraut 'gravy.' This recipe was from my mother's very German family. She always served it with mashed potatoes, creamed peas, and applesauce. Sometimes she baked the roast and kraut separately. We always have this on New Year's Day. I usually double the recipe for the dumplings. My mother didn't make hers with beer, but I have added this over the years to taste.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
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Directions

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  • Place pork roast into the bottom of a slow cooker and cover with sauerkraut with juice, applesauce, brown sugar, and 1 can beer. Set cooker to High, cover, and cook 3 hours. Reduce heat to Low and cook 4 more hours.

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  • About 1 1/2 hours before serving time, heat water with reserved pork trimmings in a large saucepan over low heat and simmer to make broth, about 45 minutes. Strain broth, discard trimmings, and pour remaining can of beer and kraut juice into the simmering broth. Bring the broth to a boil.

  • Mix baking mix and milk in a bowl to make a sticky dough. Drop by spoonfuls into the boiling broth. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer dumplings for 10 minutes; uncover and simmer until dumplings are set, about 10 more minutes. For chewier dumplings, boil a few minutes longer. Remove dumplings from the broth with a slotted spoon and transfer to a serving bowl.

  • Serve pork with cooked kraut and dumplings on the side; spoon thickened broth over dumplings.

Cook's Note:

You can also add some of the liquid from the sauerkraut in the slow cooker to the broth before you make the dumplings if you wish...or you can add some extra sauerkraut juice.

Nutrition Facts

594.6 calories; protein 30.4g 61% DV; carbohydrates 47.6g 15% DV; fat 28.1g 43% DV; cholesterol 91.6mg 31% DV; sodium 2391.9mg 96% DV. Full Nutrition

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12/21/2019
Omit the beer and brown sugar...make the dumpling homemade...not with bisquick. Use the juice from the porkroast to mix with the sauerkraut and dumplings. Dont forget to add caraway seed to the roast before cooking and add a generous amount to the kraut while it cooking Read More
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