Crock Pot Pork and Sauerkraut

Total Time
8hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs

Traditional Pa Dutch New Year's Day meal. Serve with mashed potatoes. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place pork loin in crock pot. Sprinkle with caraway seeds and black pepper.
  2. Place diced apple (or applesauce) on top of pork.
  3. Pour sauerkraut and juice on top.
  4. Evenly sprinkle the brown sugar on top of the sauerkraut.
  5. Drizzle the top with melted butter.
  6. Cook on low for about 8 hours or until pork reaches internal temp of at least 160 degrees F.
  7. Stir the sauerkraut around a bit before serving.


Most Helpful

This recipe was very easy and delicious. My husband, who never cooks, made this for the family, and everyone loved it. I would definitely make it again. He made it using pork chops and it was perfect! Thanks for posting!

Chef Pheebs January 26, 2013

This recipe was so delicious! My boyfriend raved over how good the pork was! I used cumin instead of caraway seeds because I didn't have any and did not use butter or salt. It was so moist and tender!!! I served it with mashed potatoes and rolls. This recipe will be our New Year's Day tradition from now on!

Pp0806 January 01, 2013

Growing up my mom would just throw some porkchops in a baking dish and throw Sauerkraut on top and bake till the meat fell off the bone. This recipe sounded like the "grown up" version. I cooked on low and at exactly 8 hours the meat was falling apart delicious! I also put some quartered potatos and onions on the bottom of the crockpot and then did the rest as recipe stated. I enjoyed, but next time i will leave off the brown sugar, it wasn't my thing. I bet without the brown sugar it will be perfect!

ItalianMomof2 February 26, 2008

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