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Sauerkraut and Pork Chops Recipe

Sauerkraut and Pork Chops Recipe

I make this hearty dish often for guests. I think the sauerkraut tastes very much like what we enjoyed in Munich restaurants when we visited Germany.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sauerkraut, well drained
  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 pork chops (1 inch thick and 7 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the sauerkraut, applesauce, broth, bacon, brown sugar and seasonings; spoon into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • 2. In a large skillet, brown pork chops in oil; drain. Place chops over the sauerkraut mixture. Sprinkle with paprika. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 378 calories, 19g fat (6g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 1008mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 35g protein .

Reviews for Sauerkraut and Pork Chops

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MY REVIEW
Cabinchick 245916
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2016

"SKIP the oregano in this dish. The spices in this recipe do not work well with the rest of the ingredients! Yuck. Never making again."

MY REVIEW
mollysisk 238096
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2015

"Oh my gosh! This recipe is so fantastic I would give it 6 stars if I could. I have NEVER written a review about any recipe before. Honestly, I don't care for pork chops so much because they never turn out very good. My husband HATES sauerkraut. The pork chops turned out so tasty and my husband ate a second helping of the sauerkraut. He couldn't believe how good it was. Thank you for the recipe and changing my husband's opinion about sauerkraut. I will DEFINITELY be making this again. Probably for New Years Eve. :)"

MY REVIEW
lshaw@scsk12.org 30666
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

"I personally just do not care for kraut that has been sweetened too much. For this recipe, I reduced the applesauce in half and took out the brown sugar. I C. of applesauce was plenty to take away the "sauer" from the kraut! I also added some white wine. To make it more like a Choucrout Garni dish, I used half regular chops, half smoked chops, and even threw in a few hot dogs if I had them on hand."

MY REVIEW
JLS08 30637
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2013

"This is a keeper! Yum!"

MY REVIEW
ChezOB 55261
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"This was great. My husband loved the Sauerkraut/Apple sauce combination. My only suggestion would be to check the pork at 45 minutes as mine was a bit dry after an hour. We will be making this again."

MY REVIEW
Running_Diva44 30631
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2008

"I made this today and it was really really good.  I tried to add it to my recipe box and it is in there but it won't let me look at it.  What's up with that?"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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