Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs
- 4 -5 lbs pork sirloin roast
- 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 3⁄4 teaspoon caraway seed, divided
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups apple juice, divided
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 (32 ounce) jar sauerkraut, well-rinsed and drained
- 1 1⁄2 cups chopped apples
- 1⁄2 cup coarsely shredded carrot
- In medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, cornstarch, 1/4 teaspoon caraway seed, and salt.
- Stir in 11/2 cups apple juice and lemon juice.
- Cook, stirring, over medium heat until thickened.
- Set aside.
- Place roast in oven-proof skillet.
- Insert meat thermometer.
- Roast at 325 degrees for 1 hour.
- Brush with 1/2 cup apple juice mixture.
- Roast 2 hours longer.
- Spoon combined sauerkraut, apples, carrot, and 1/2 cup remaining apple juice and 1/2 teaspoon caraway seed around pork roast.
- Spoon remaining apple juice mixture over pork roast and sauerkraut; cover.
- Roast 30 to 60 minutes longer, or until meat thermometer registers 155 to 160 degrees.
- Let roast stand 5 to 10 minutes.
- Slice to serve.
I am rating this a 5 star even though I didn't follow the recipe exactly. I didn't put the saurkraut in with the pork b/c #1 I didn't have room-the pork was too big LOL and #2 I have a BIL that refuses to eat pork cooked with saurkraut. I also didn't have caraway seeds so I used fennel seeds instead. I didn't shred the carrots....well b/c I didn't want to. LOL! The apples and the carrots in the dish cooked up great and were delish! The only thing I might do differently is to peel the apples b/c some people didn't like the looks of the cooked apple skin and wouldn't eat it. Very easy just a bit time consuming but nothing too strenous.
Loved this! I didn't use caraway seeds or apples because I didn't have any. My roast was much smaller so I made quantity adjustments. This was delicious and I will make this my standard "pork & sauerkraut" recipe from now on! Loved the addition of carrots which I've never seen in a pork & sauerkraut dish before.
This was really good. I am not a fan of sauerkraut, but this had a nice taste to it. I made it in the crockpot and cooked it for about 10 hours. The pork fell apart, but it was not dry. This will be our new tradition for New Years Day.