Quick Prep Pork & Sauerkraut Crockpot Dinner

UPDATE: a previous version of this recipe erroneously instructed to “cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 10-12”. This has been corrected below.


I was introduced to sauerkraut when I was young and have loved it ever since. My mom makes pork and sauerkraut on New Year’s Day to bring good luck in the coming year and is something I look forward to each year. This recipe is a spin off and made in the crock pot!

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  • 2-4 pounds pork roast or pork shoulder (I’ve made this both ways and I prefer the shoulder)
  • 3 14 oz cans of sauerkraut, drained and rinsed
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard*
  • 1 tablespoon salt*
  • 1/2 tablespoon pepper*
  • 1-2 tablespoons high heat cooking oil
  • 1 cup water

*Note: this amount of seasoning is based on a large 4 pound roast, adjust accordingly based on size.


  1. Heat your oil in a pan and let it get hot.
  2. While your oil is heating up, season the pork with the mustard, salt and pepper.pork and sauerkraut
  3. Sear the pork on all sides – about 2-3 minutes per side until there is a nice seasoning crust on the pork.
  4. While the pork is searing, slice your onion into half moons and your apple into a rough chop.pork and sauerkraut
  5. Put the drained sauerkraut, onion and apple into the crock pot and make a hole for the pork.
  6. Add 1 cup water to the crockpot.
  7. When the pork is done searing, place in the crockpot and cover with some of the sauerkraut.pork and sauerkraut
  8. Cook on high for 6-8 hours or low for 10-12.
  9. Enjoy!

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