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Slow Cooker Pork, Sauerkraut, and Beer

Rated as 4.23 out of 5 Stars

"A family slow cooker favorite that's easy to put together. The beer enhances the flavor of the sauerkraut and pork. There is no need to brown the pork roast before placing it in the slow cooker. I serve this with scalloped or mashed potatoes."
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8 h 15 m servings 166 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Prepare the crock of a five-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Season roast with salt and pepper; lay in the prepared slow cooker crock.
  3. Spread sauerkraut over and around the roast. Pour beer over the sauerkraut. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over the sauerkraut; top with onion and dot with butter. Season everything with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook on Low for 8 hours.


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

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 166 calories; 6 g fat; 12.7 g carbohydrates; 14.4 g protein; 44 mg cholesterol; 777 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I also add one or two tart sliced apples.

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Made recipe as is. We totally didn't like the flavours and found it dry and bland.

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I also add one or two tart sliced apples.

Made recipe as is. We totally didn't like the flavours and found it dry and bland.

Turned out really good. I liked the flavor. Will be making again.

If you like sauerkraut, this is a great dish. The pork was very tender and the juice on the bottom of the crockpot was tasty. I added some chopped apples as suggested by another reviewer. ...


This was a very good recipe! Very tasty and tender!

Super easy and tasty. Even my 10 yr old son loved it.

So easy, great flavor & low in calories! I followed the review exactly. My kids even liked it!

Really liked this recipe. Simple and excellent flavor. Many thanks!