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Slow Cooker Pork and Sauerkraut with Apples

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"The apple and onion together work magic on this classic dish. This is traditionally served on New Year's Day in Central Pennsylvania. It is customarily served with mashed potatoes. The sauerkraut mixture tops the mashed potatoes like a gravy. Surprisingly good."
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Ingredients

4 h 15 m servings 400 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown pork chops in hot skillet, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain.
  2. Arrange apples and onion in the bottom of a slow cooker; top with browned pork chops. Pour in enough water to cover bottom of the slow cooker crock.
  3. Cook on High for 3 hours (or on Low for 6 hours). Add sauerkraut and fennel seed to pork chop mixture. Cook for 1 more hour.

Footnotes

  • Partner tip: Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 400 calories; 18.4 g fat; 21.8 g carbohydrates; 37.2 g protein; 95 mg cholesterol; 1103 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I wish people would just rate the actual recipe instead of changing it to a totally different recipe and then rating it. Make it according to ingredients then state what you would like to change

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I was concerned that this might turn out bland, so I used a combination of beef broth and beer in place of the water. I used caraway seeds which the recipe author says could be substituted for ...

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I wish people would just rate the actual recipe instead of changing it to a totally different recipe and then rating it. Make it according to ingredients then state what you would like to change

I used this recipe as a guide since I had a pork loin roast. I tend to avoid putting boneless pork chops & chicken breasts in the slow cooker because in my experience they seem to break down too...

I was concerned that this might turn out bland, so I used a combination of beef broth and beer in place of the water. I used caraway seeds which the recipe author says could be substituted for ...

Because there is just two of us I had to cut the recipe in half. I also used caraway seeds instead of the fennel. I also left the skins on the apples and I can't believe how this tasted. If y...

I used a combination of "fancy cut" and chopped sauerkraut. Also, as I was only making 3 chops I had to adjust the recipe accordingly. However, the chops turned out so tender the meat was practi...

Loved it! The pork chops were so tender and the apples were a good contrast to the sauerkraut.

I thought it was very good.

I made the recipe exactly as it was written, using Granny Smith for the sour apples. It was in the slow cooker for 6 hours on low and I made garlicky mashed potatoes to accompany it. Although I...

loved it! the most tender pork chop I've ever made. I only had two pork chops so I just cut down on the other ingredients and it turned out great.