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Pork Roast and Sauerkraut

We love this recipe but it is not your typical pork roast and sauerkraut.  It has a sweet and sour taste and is wonderful served with mashed potatoes and cornbread.

2 – 3 lb. pork roast
2 lb. bag of sauerkraut, undrained (I use the kind that is usually found in the meat department and not in cans, but you can use the cans)
1 cup apple juice
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup water
1 pkg. dry onion soup mix
1/3 cup brown sugar
Salt and Pepper
Sprinkle pork roast with salt and pepper and place in crockpot. (Cut to fit pot if roast is too big)  In a large bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients together with a spoon.
Pour the mixture over the roast.   Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours until meat is cooked and tender.  Remove roast and pull apart.  Remove kraut with a slotted spoon. 
My picture does not do this dish justice.  Everyone I have ever served this loved it.  The recipe could be halved and you could make this with pork chops or ribs.
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Don’t forget to check out these crock pot recipes:
Crockpot Beef and Tomato Gravy
Crockpot Cabbage and Ham
Polish Sausage, Sauerkraut and Potatoes
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  1. Edith Cataldo says:

    Great recipes

  2. Had this tonight! Very good recipe. Easy to make. I seared the pork roast before placing it in the slow cooker. I’ll definitely make this again in the near future. Thank you.

  3. Hi! Does the brown sugar give it a sweetness?

  4. How do you make your homemade sauerkrout?

  5. Love it. My Mom makes sauerkraut all the time when I was younger. Love her German recipes. I never did put apple juice or onion mix in my sauerkraut just a little flour and water to thick it up a little and would put place it with a pile of mash potatoes centered in the plate with the meat and Sauerkraut mixed right on top. It is the bomb. I am going to try this especially in the slow cooker where the flavors really infuse within themselves. Thank you.

  6. sauerkraut is the most delicious thing 🙂 we make sauerkraut soup or fried sauerkraut as side dish but the best one is “fresh” from the jar.
    Is also nice to read that so far from UK/Poland people enjoy sauerkraut.

  7. I make Sauerkraut and pork chops all the time. I make my own sauerkraut though because once my mother-in-law taught me to make sauerkraut, my family will not touch the store bought stuff…I add potatoes, onions, garlic and bratwurst to mine and serve with fresh purple hull peas or pinto beans, macaroni and tomatoes, cornbread and of course iced sweet tea!

  8. If I half this recipe, what do I do about the onion soup mix? Leave it out? Put it all in? Have you ever tried to split a package of onion soup mix in half? Lol

  9. Will a pork loin work for this or is pork shoulder/butt a better choice for the pork roast here?


  11. What to do if no crockpot?

  12. Amy F. Williamson says:

    I make something very similar. Only I add fried ham and bacon and smoked sausage. Chopped apple goes in instead of apple cider. In place of the cider/liquid I use a can of beer. It’s great for potlucks!

    In a pinch, it will be nice to just add the pork roast. BTW, this works with pork chops and/or pork ribs!

  13. Wow! Does this look goooooood! Makes my 3rd generation German appetite sit up and take notice. I love your southern cornbread, but I’d make it seeded rye bread with unsalted butter. My mother used to cook the ribs and sauerkraut together until done, then put it in n 9 x 14 pan, pop it in the oven until the top got just a little bit crunchy. She used to race me for the sauerkraut I was sneaking out of the bag and munching. I still like it cold for a snack. I’m looking for a recipe for sauerkraut salad. Had one but lost it.

  14. Hi Southern Lady. I was looking up recipes for slow cooked pork and turnip greens, which lead me to this recipe. It sounds so yummy, I love pork and sauer kraut together! I only have greens in my fridge so, i will add a little more apple cider vinegar to the recipe to hopefully give it the sauer feel 🙂 What do you think?

  15. margaret martin says:

    Been making this for years and people always love it..even the ones that swear they don’t like saurkraut. Must be the Kentuckian in me ’cause so many of your recipes and my standard meals. Not cooking as heavy lately since just the two of us and both could lose some weight (wink)!! Have a great day.

  16. I finally got to try this recipe. It was perfect! We all loved the flavors. It was also perfectly accompanied by mashed potatoes and pickled beets 😉 Way to go!!!

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