Pork and Sauerkraut


When I first met my husband, over a dozen years ago – I couldn’t stand sauerkraut. What kind of German was I? I mean, if he rinsed it a lot, stuck some apples and sweet stuff in there, I could tolerate it. But I didn’t like it. But he loved it so much, that he made it all the time. Over the years, he weaned me onto the stronger stuff. Now? I can’t get enough sauerkraut. I’ve had it in one form or another almost every day this week. Full strength. And I’m loving every second of it. But when I think of my husband, and the love we have for each other, pork and sauerkraut is the tie that binds. 🙂 It’s the one dish that we’ve continued to make throughout our relationship. And now? It’s a tradition. I’m submitting this to be part of the Cooking with Love blogging event.

Pork and Sauerkraut

Pork and Sauerkraut

Whole pork loin (about 7 lbs)
6 lbs. sauerkraut

Preheat oven to 250F. In a huge Dutch oven (or covered roasting pan), place one whole pork loin (about 7 lbs – cut into smaller roasts if necessary to fit) and cover with 6 lbs. of sauerkraut. Cook for 10-12 hours (don’t peek!). Break apart roast into smaller chunks and serve with sauerkraut.

5 thoughts on “Pork and Sauerkraut

  1. Scott

    When my wife and I met, this was one of the first dishes that she made for me. I was never a kraut type person. In fact when my Mom was make it, I would go to Mickey D’s for a Big Mac! I have not had Pork & Sauerkraut since my RNY in December. I think it’s time to test the waters!

    Thanks for the idea!


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  3. sharon

    My Mom always added 3 or 4 Tbls white vinegar to her 2 lbs of kraut and about just as much brown sugar. She’d top the pork roast with the kraut and cook in a low oven….awesome! My friends Mom added diced tomatos to her saurkraut which was also very good! Happy New Year from Salem, Ohio

  4. Nancy

    My mom would cook it on top of the stove. The last 20 or so minutes she would put drop dumplings on top and let them cook. So loved that meal. I do mine in the crock pot and my family loves it.

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