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Sweet & Sauerkraut Pork Chops

These pork chops with sauerkraut 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!

Lets start with the pork

We are using 8 boneless loin pork chops that I’m trimming some of the fat off of

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Sprinkle them with kosher salt and ground black pepper

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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

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Flip and sear another 2 minutes

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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

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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

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Add in the sauerkraut and saute for 6-8 minutes

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Next add in the ketchup, Worcestershire Sauce, dark brown sugar and salt and pepper

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Mix this together and cook on low for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld

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After 10 minutes the sauerkraut should have a nice rich color

 

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Nestle the pork chops in the sauerkraut

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Make sure the pork is covered with the kraut mixture

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Seal the slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours

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After the time is up, we should have some tender pork chops in a rich sauce

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We served these over a bed of egg noodles

YUM!!!

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Enjoy!!!

Simply Sundays! ~ Sweet & Sauerkraut Pork Chops

  • Servings: 4-8
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Ingredients

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)

Directions

Trim some of the fat off of 8 boneless loin pork chops.  Sprinkle them with kosher salt and ground black pepper

 If using an Instant Pot you can sear them in there, if using a regular slow cooker sear them in a pan first.  Add in 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 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

Simply Bamboo Cutting Board

Architec Gripperwood Cutting Board

Wilton Recipe Right 3 Piece Cookie Pan Set

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2 comments on “Sweet & Sauerkraut Pork Chops

  1. Diana Harding

    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”

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