Tender delicious pork chops served covered in a sweet and tangy sauerkraut sauce!
These pork chops are another blast from my childhood past
Typically my Mom would make these in the oven but I’m on a mission to recreate these family favorites in the slow cooker
Save a little time… check
Mostly hands off… check
That’s what I’m talking about!
Let’s start with the pork
We are using 8 boneless loin pork chops
Trim off some of the excess fat
Sprinkle them with kosher salt and ground black pepper
Next I’m going to sear these
My Instant Pot slow cooker also allows me to saute and sear in it
If your using a regular slow cooker, just sear the chops in a pan first
Heat 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and add in a couple of chops at time
Sprinkle the back side with salt and pepper and sear for around 2 minutes
I’m doing these in 2 batches
Flip and sear another 2 minutes
Once all the chops have been seared, remove them and set aside
Next we will need 2 tablespoons of butter, 32 ounces of Sauerkraut (drained) 1 cup of ketchup, 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce and 1 teaspoon each of kosher salt and ground black pepper
Again I’m doing this in the Instant Pot
If you’re using a regular slow cooker just do this step in the pan that you seared the chops in
Melt the butter over medium heat
Add in the sauerkraut and saute for 6-8 minutes
Next add in the ketchup, Worcestershire Sauce, dark brown sugar and salt and pepper
Mix this together and cook on low for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld
After 10 minutes the sauerkraut should have a nice rich color
Nestle the pork chops in the sauerkraut
Make sure the pork is covered with the kraut mixture
Seal the slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours
After the time is up, we should have some tender pork chops in a rich sauce
We served these over a bed of egg noodles
Try some of our other great pork recipes!!!
Apple & Brie Stuffed Pork Chops
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Simply Sundays! ~ Sweet & Sauerkraut Pork Chops
8 boneless pork loin chops
2 tablespoons of butter
32 ounces of sauerkraut (drained)
1 cup of ketchup
1/2 cup of dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce
1 teaspoon of kosher salt (plus more for sprinkling on the pork)
1 teaspoon of ground black pepper (plus more for sprinkling on the pork)
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
egg noodles (optional)
Trim some of the fat off of 8 boneless loin pork chops. Sprinkle them with kosher salt and ground black pepper
Add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to the Instant Pot or hot pan, add chops and sear for 2 minutes. Season the back side, flip and sear 2 minutes more. When all the pork has been seared, remove and set aside
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in the pan. Add in 32 ounces of drained sauerkraut and saute for 6-8 minutes. Next add in 1 cup of ketchup, 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce and 1 teaspoon each of kosher salt and ground black pepper. Mix everyone together and cook for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld
Nestle the pork chops in the slow cooker with the sauerkraut mixture, making sure all the pork is covered. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours
Serve over a bed of egg noodles (optional)
Tools used to make this recipe
Instant Pot 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W
Architec Gripperwood Cutting Board
Wilton Recipe Right 3 Piece Cookie Pan Set
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7 thoughts on “Sweet & Sauerkraut Pork Chops”
Wow. This really looks and sounds wonderful! I guess it helps if you love sauerkraut! But I do! Thank you for this recipe!
Thank you Chef!
[…] Simply Sundays is on a mission to turn old school recipes into time-savers by recreating them into slow cooker recipes. Today they bring us Sweet & Saurkraut Pork Chops, which can be made in an Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, or on your stovetop! […]
We are a low sugar diet family, Could I substitute the brown sugar for the healthier option of Monk Sugar?
Hi Emma, we’ve never used monk sugar in any of our recipes, but from what I’ve read online, it’s a great sugar substitute. It seems to be sweeter than regular white and brown sugar, so I’d suggest searching for a conversion chart to see the exact measurements.
The times are reversed in the recipe for the Instant Pot/crock pot low for 8 hours and 4 hours for high…… Are the Instant Pot settings and crockpot settings the same?
YES! The last set of directions were reversed! Thank you Diana for catching that! Fixed! And yes, the IP and crockpot settings are the same. On our IP, the “High” setting you would normally see on a crock pot is called “More”