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Crock Pot Pork and Sauerkraut recipe
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Crock Pot Pork and Sauerkraut

Crock pot pork and sauerkraut features tender pork loin slowly cooking in tangy sauerkraut and seasonings in this classic German New Year's meal. 
Cook Time6 hours
Total Time6 hours
Course: Entree
Cuisine: German
Servings: 8
Calories: 321kcal



  • 3-4 pound Pork Loin
  • 2 pounds Sauerkraut (with juice)
  • 1 teaspoon Caraway Seeds (optional but recommended)
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 medium Granny Smith Apple (cored, peeled, and chopped)
  • ¼ cup Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Fresh Ground Pepper


  • Add pork loin to a 6 quart slow cooker and top with sauerkraut, sauerkraut juice, caraway seeds, brown sugar, chopped apple, butter, salt, and black pepper.
  • Turn slow cooker on low and cook for 6 hours, or until pork loin is tender but not yet falling apart.
  • Cut the pork loin into individual serving sizes and serve topped with sauerkraut and cooking juices.


-For added flavor, brown all sides of the pork loin in a hot skillet prior to adding to the crock pot.
-This recipe can be cooked on high as well if needed, expect the cooking time to shorten by a couple of hours.
-Pork tenderloin can be substituted as well.
IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE check out my Slow Cooker Sauerkraut and Dumplings recipe too!


Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 1175mg | Potassium: 853mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 17.7mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2.6mg