Nana's Pork Chop and Sauerkraut Skillet

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I can still picture my Polish grandmother cooking this on a wood stove. The sauerkraut picks up the browned pork color and flavor. The beans mellow the sauerkraut's bite by absorbing some of the sour taste while adding an unique flavor to the dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, melt bacon drippings over low heat.
  2. Sprinkle the pork chops with flour and pepper.
  3. Fry the chops over medium high heat until well browned on both sides, remove chops and set aside.
  4. Add sauerkraut and stir to pick all the browned bits, stir in beans and water.
  5. Scrape the sauerkraut and bean mixture to the sides of the pan, place the chops in the center and spoon some of the sauerkraut over the chops.
  6. Cover and simmer 15-20 minutes or until chops are tender.


Most Helpful

My Lord, Girl, this just made the best supper! It's really easy to fix and the taste is DIVINE!! Made it according to your directions, and it couldn't have turned out better! Thanks for sharing a great recipe. It's definitely a KEEPER! Laudee C.

Laudee December 03, 2002

I'm a latecomer to sauerkraut, but after this dinner I'm converted! Just delicious. Instead of beans, I added minced red onion to the skillet. And instead of water, I used some homemade chicken stock. Simple ingredients and cooking procedure for outstanding results. The pork was perfect with crispy pan fried potatoes and sides of fresh steamed broccoli and cauliflower. This is a winner! I will DEFinitely make it again!

vrvrvr December 13, 2012

My entire family (both sets of grandparents) is Polish and I often make sauerkraut and pork chops with homemade applesauce. The acid in the kraut tenderizes the meat while it cooks. My grandmother often made very simple food that tasted extraordinary. Never heard of having beans in this, though.

chefess December 05, 2010

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