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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 serving (1 each) equals 378 calories, 19 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 1,008 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 35 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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