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Sauerkraut and Pork

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Sauerkraut and Pork

A fall-apart tender Pork Roast with sautéed onions, chunks of sweet-tart baking apples, chicken stock, and apple cider  An easy-to-prepare treat for New Years Day or any Sunday Dinner.
Difficulty: Easy
Cuisine Eastern European, German
Keyword Pork
Method Oven
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8


  • Covered Baking Dish / Dutch Oven


  • 1 4 lb. Boneless Pork Shoulder - trimmed of excess fat
  • Kosher Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper - To taste
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Yellow Onion - peeled, quartered, and thinly sliced
  • 2 Sweet-Tart Baking Apples (Gala) - peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 32 oz. Jar or Bag of Sauerkraut - drained and rinsed
  • ¾ cup low-sodium Chicken Broth
  • ¾ cup Fresh Apple Juice or Cider - unfiltered


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • Remove the pork from the refrigerator 30 to 60 minutes before cooking. Pat dry with paper towels and season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Pat the pork dry with paper towels then season generously with salt and pepper.
  • In a Dutch oven large enough to fit the roast, warm the oil over medium-high heat on the stovetop.
  • Sear the roast on all sides until well browned, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  • Add the onion to the pot and cook until starting to brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the apples and sauerkraut and stir to mix. Place the roast in the center. Pour in the stock and cider.
  • Add the sauerkraut and stir to mix.
  • Cover and bake until the pork is pull-apart tender, about 4 hours, checking it occassionall, stirring the sauerkraut mixture and turning the pork.
  • Transfer the roast to a warm serving platter along with the sauerkraut mixture, mounding The kraut around the roast. Serve chunks of the Roast with the sauerkraut mixture while hot.

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