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Oktoberfest Pork Roast Recipe
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Oktoberfest Pork Roast Recipe

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This recipe was adapted from one my mom used to make when I was growing up. It has all of our favorite "fall" flavors, such as apples, pork roast, sauerkraut and potatoes. I often coat the slow cooker insert with cooking spray to prevent the potatoes and meat from sticking.—Tonya Swain, Seville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 16 small red potatoes
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 2 large tart apples, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 16 slices
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 562 calories, 29 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 123 mg cholesterol, 1,290 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 43 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place potatoes in a greased 6-qt. slow cooker. Top with sauerkraut, apples and kielbasa. Sprinkle with brown sugar, caraway seeds, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  2. Cut roast in half; sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown meat in oil on all sides. Transfer to slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender. Skim fat and thicken cooking liquid if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Oktoberfest Pork Roast in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2011, p55

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 562 calories, 29 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 123 mg cholesterol, 1,290 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 43 g protein.

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Apr. 14, 2015

"My husband loved this recipe! He said it is the best pork and sauerkraut yet. It is very similar to his mothers recipe, but she only uses pork, brown sugar, & sauerkraut. After reading this recipe, I knew he would love it based on what he grow up with. I also doubled the sauerkraut and covered the meat like other reviewers suggested for moisture and it worked the meat was very moist."

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Reviewed Oct. 6, 2014

"Loved it! To a single recipe I added double the kraut and I'm glad I did, otherwise it would've been too dry. I think next time I will put the pork tenderloin in the middle so it soaks up more juice."

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Reviewed Oct. 6, 2014

"Followed recipe and had high hopes based on reviews but very disappointed. Pork was tender but tasteless. Won't make this again"

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Reviewed Oct. 4, 2014

"Wonderful flavors. Easy to prepare and great meal to use for a dinner with family."

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Reviewed Oct. 3, 2014

"Not sure what I did wrong. The apples disintegrated and the meat was dry. I followed the instructions to the letter."

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