New Year's Pork and Sauerkraut

Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

While my mother made this several times a year it was always made on New Year's. She served it with mashed potatoes, peas or Hoppin' John (she was from Savannah, GA and had to have her black-eyed peas for New Year's). I vary the amount of brown sugar used by whether my daughter is home for dinner (Simi likes everything sweet). Normally I go for a balanced sweet/sour taste. This works well in either the oven or crock-pot. The leftover sauerkraut is great served with hot dogs.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine sauerkraut, onion, half the garlic, apples, brown sugar, salt, and pepper. Lay in bottom of either 9x13 pan or crock-pot. I usually spray the pan or use an oven bag or crock-pot liner to make cleanup easy.
  2. Make a well in the middle of the sauerkraut and place roast in pan. Season roast with salt and pepper. Sprinkle roast with other half of garlic and I like to sprinkle a little of the brown sugar on top too.
  3. Bake covered in 350 oven for about 3 hours or in crock-pot on low for 8 hours. If making in the oven, remove cover last half hour or just broil for a few minutes to brown.