What could be more effortless than pork, sauerkraut, and a handful of caraway seeds cooked for hours until you just can't wait any longer? At least you'll have time to set the table for this hearty, down home meal.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
6 hrs 10 mins
total:
6 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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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  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.

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  • Cook pork loin in hot skillet until browned completely, 1 to 2 minutes per side; transfer to a slow cooker.

  • Season pork with caraway seeds, salt, and pepper. Pour sauerkraut and tomatoes over the pork; top with onion slices.

  • Cook on High for 1 hour. Switch slow cooker to Low and continue cooking until the pork is cooked through, 5 to 6 hours more. The internal temperature of the roast should be at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

I prefer to cook this on top the stove so I can keep an eye on how done the meat is, but in a pinch the slow cooker works fine. I find the addition of a little apple cuts down on the smell some.

Also, you can make dumplings (fluffy ones) or boiled potatoes to add to this; it is good with mashed potatoes, too.

Nutrition Facts

290 calories; protein 36.4g 73% DV; carbohydrates 7.7g 3% DV; fat 11.9g 18% DV; cholesterol 105.9mg 35% DV; sodium 614.1mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2016
Good recipe. Rather than corriander I used italian spices. The flavor was very appealing. Holding on to this recipe for the future. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2016
Good recipe. Rather than corriander I used italian spices. The flavor was very appealing. Holding on to this recipe for the future. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2014
I could not locate my old standby Pork and Sauerkraut recipe so I found this one instead. It was very close to Grandma's recipe. I like caraway seeds which is not in my normal recipe. The caraway seeds gave it a little extra something special. I had to make ours without tomatoes (allergies) but I am sure that would have tasted delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2017
I have made this several times and we all love it. I do add extra sauerkraut as we really like sauerkraut. My mother in law makes something very similar. This is an oldie and a goodie. Read More
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