Smoked Pork and Sauerkraut (Crock Pot)

READY IN: 8hrs 5mins
Recipe by papergoddess

Hearty, tasty meal-in-a-pot. Great dish to make on a cold winter day. You can add quartered potatoes to it for a complete meal.

Top Review by Michelle S.

This is a really unique way to fix a sauerkraut meal! Immediately after finishing I tasted a thought oh no...too salty. But I let it sit overnight and the flavors mellowed considerably. I have never tried smoked butt with the kraut before, usually using a pork roast, but this is a nice change. I also threw in 2 fresh kielbasa as my "butt" was comments please. I served this over egg noodles and it was delish. I brought a dish in for a coworker who pronounced me the best cook she has ever met! Who knew? Thanks for making me look so good and for providing a great tasty meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place onion in crock pot; place pork on top.
  2. combine drained sauerkraut, tomatoes (undrained), bay leaf, caraway seed, paprika, and pepper; pour over pork.
  3. Cover; cook on LOW heat setting 8 hours.
  4. Remove bay leaf; remove pork to platter and cover to keep warm.
  5. Skim fat from surface of sauerkraut mixture.
  6. Transfer sauerkraut mixture to a large saucepan.
  7. Combine water and cornstarch; stir into sauerkraut mixture and heat until thickened and bubbly.
  8. Stir in sour cream (optional), if desired.
  9. Serve with sliced pork.
  10. NOTE: this can be cooked in the oven in an oven-proof covered casserole.
  11. Bake@ 350F 2- 2 1/2 hours.

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