Crock Pot Pork Roast and Sauerkraut

READY IN: 24hrs 5mins
Recipe by Barb Witherspoon

Throw it in the crock pot on New Year's Eve before you go out, and dinner the next day will be ready; all you have to do is fix the mashed potatoes. Slow, low cooking makes a roast that is very tender. Delicious!! I used to manage a doctor's office, and our Blue Cross rep told me that her family made this every year for New Year's.

Top Review by Heather U.

Barb, this was delicious. My husband introduced me to pork roast and sauerkraut as his family's tradition for New Year's Day a number of years ago, and each year I look for a new way to prepare it. This year, I took your recipe as a starting off place. Whereas I wanted the onion soup flavor, I had the time and inclination to make the dish from scratch rather than using a mix. I caramelized some onions and garlic in butter and olive oil and added that plus 2 c of beef broth and 1/4 white wine as the roasting liquid. I omitted the sugar and added some sprigs of thyme for a savory version. It turned out so well-- beautiful honey color and fabulous texture. This was so very good over mashed potatoes, and the meat was absolutely fall-apart tender. Terrific dish-- thanks! --Heather (P.S. Although he surely enjoyed this, my husband did miss the "sauer" part of the kraut, which gets a bit lost using this method).

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs pork roast
  • 1 (27 ounce) can sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package dry onion soup mix
  • 2 cups water
  • 12 cup brown sugar


  1. Place pork roast in crock pot.
  2. Pour sauerkraut over pork roast.
  3. Sprinkle the onion soup mix and brown sugar over the pork and sauerkraut.
  4. Pour the water over everything.
  5. Cook on low for 24 hours.
  6. Serve over mashed potatoes.

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