Slow Cooker Pork Roast and Sauerkraut Recipe

During the hot summer months, I find myself using my slow cooker more and more. It’s a great time-saver when we’re busy doing activities outdoors and it saves me from heating up my kitchen on 90 degree days. I would estimate that I use my slow cooker at least 3 times a week during the hot months of the year.

One of my family’s favorite go-to recipes is this pork roast and sauerkraut recipe that is made entirely in your slow cooker (crockpot). Once done, you can serve it over mashed potatoes, baked potatoes or even your favorite pasta.

Slow Cooker Pork Roast and Sauerkraut Recipe

Slow Cooker Pork Roast and Sauerkraut Recipe

2 lb. lean pork roast
1 bag of sauerkraut
2 large apples, peeled, cored and quartered
1 tablespoon dill
1 tablespoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Season your roast with a little bit of salt and ground black pepper by rubbing the salt and black pepper mixture onto all sides of the roast. Place roast into the slow cooker and fill it up with water. Toss in the quartered apples; cover. Cook on high for 1 hour and then reduce heat to low and slow cook for 4 hours. Use a large spoon or ladle to spoon out the excess water, leaving only 4 or 5″ of water behind. Use a fork and a knife to break of the meat into bite sized chunks. Open up the bag of sauerkraut and dump it into the slow cooker, including the juice. Stir in the dill and parsley. Cover and slow cook on low for 2 additional hours.

During the last 30 minutes of cooking time you’ll want to prepare your mashed potatoes, baked potatoes or plain pasta. Whatever you decide to make. We like it served on the top of creamy mashed potatoes, but my mom prefers it served on top of a big baked potato. Once everything is done, serve immediately.

Store all leftovers (once cooled) in an airtight container in your refrigerator. You can freeze the pork and sauerkraut in a freezer container for up to 3 months. When ready to use, thaw in the refrigerator for 12 hours before reheating.

Looking for a new slow cooker? I have three of them and use them all of the time. The last two that I got…I purchased from Amazon and love them!

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  1. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    This sounds like a delicious slow cooker recipe. I love the flavors of apple mixed with pork and sauerkraut.

  2. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    This sounds like a delicious slow cooker recipe. I love the flavors of apple mixed with pork and sauerkraut.

  3. I love a good slow cooker recipe! My family would devour this, ha! 🙂

  4. Barbara Montag says:

    Oh boy we all love sauerkraut – gotta make this soon!

  5. Susan Hartman says:

    I just put my dinner in the crock pot. I love the crock pot every season of the year.

  6. ellen beck says:

    I am the slow cooker queen in summer. If it can go in I use it. I hadnt thought about a sauerkraut based dish, dont know why as we love it. This sounds good. I bet this would work with a nice brisket too. I am still seeing corned beef and have one on the freezer. It looks delicious.

  7. It’s also in the 90s here and will be in the triple digits by this weekend, so good time to use it. I’ve been waiting for good sales on cabbage since I usually see it fairly cheap but it hasn’t been on sale. I can eat cabbage cold or hot, but when it gets really hot, I do watch the sodium since I’ll swell up with the heat AND salty foods. I do need to get some more dill too–II just love the flavor and use it in nearly everything.

  8. Sarah L says:

    I love sauerkraut so I will be trying this. It is good to use the crock pot in the summer.

  9. It has just been recently that I have considered using my slow cooker in the summer. Silly that I haven’t been doing it before since it is such a good solution for these hot days. Like this recipe and one I will try.