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Pork Roast and Sauerkraut

Rated as 4.31 out of 5 Stars
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"My family which is mostly German-Irish ate the same meal for New Year's every year of my life. It consisted of pork roast, sauerkraut, kielbasa and mashed potatoes. We ate the pork (pork roast and kielbasa) because pigs are a symbol of progress. Pigs push forward, rooting themselves in the ground before moving, and we need to move into the New Year in the same way. We eat sauerkraut, as it's believed it will bring blessings and wealth for the new year. It also reminds us that with the good comes the bitter as well. We eat potatoes to remind us that even as poor men we still had potatoes to eat."
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Ingredients

6 h 40 m servings 422
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat bacon drippings in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in hot drippings until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir diced apple and caraway seeds with the onion and cook until apple is just tender, about 3 minutes more. Add sauerkraut and stir.
  2. Stir white wine, chicken stock, and brown sugar together in a bowl; pour over the sauerkraut mixture.
  3. Put pork roast into the bottom of the crock of your slow cooker. Pour sauerkraut mixture over the pork.
  4. Cook on Low until the pork easily falls apart when pulled with a fork, 6 to 8 hours; add kielbasa sausage pieces and continue to cook until the sausage is heated through, 15 to 20 minutes more.

Footnotes

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

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 422 calories; 26.7 15.9 26.6 93 1344 Full nutrition

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I followed the recipe exactly and I'm happy I did. I'm not normally a fan of Caraway seeds, but they weren't overpowering in this dish. My better half is using just so-so about sauerkraut (I ...

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IF you have to drain and rinse the sauerkraut why not just use some chopped cabbage? once sauerkraut is rinsed it loses most of its original flavor and I might add most of its health benefits a...

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I followed the recipe exactly and I'm happy I did. I'm not normally a fan of Caraway seeds, but they weren't overpowering in this dish. My better half is using just so-so about sauerkraut (I ...

IF you have to drain and rinse the sauerkraut why not just use some chopped cabbage? once sauerkraut is rinsed it loses most of its original flavor and I might add most of its health benefits a...

This dish has always been a favorite in my family. I cooked the roast pork with seasonings of salt, pepper and garlic salt, slow roasted for two hours with water in the bottom for the roasting p...

Very good recipe. Used pork loin roast and cooked it for 8 hrs and the roast shredded nicely and my mennonite farmers sausage was so tender. I cooked the sausage from the beginning with the roas...

I'm not fond of caraway seeds so I left those out. I put more brown sugar in mine and tripled the recipe for sauerkraut and used a 3 pound pork butt roast. I also didn't want to waste my smoked ...

I have never cared for sauerkraut but this was very good!

I omitted the caraway because I don't like it, and replaced the wine with beer. Turned out Fantastic!!!!

Have made this many times, always turns out tender, very tasteful .

To be fair, I didn't use the bacon drippings because I didn't have any nor the keilbasa since I didn't want it in the meal but I wouldn't make again. Not the flavor I was looking for.