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Oktoberfest Pork Roast Recipe

Oktoberfest Pork Roast Recipe

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 YIELD:8 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 562 calories, 29g fat (9g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 1290mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 43g protein.

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shawnba User ID: 2581969 241270
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2016

"I made this for our New Years dinner, it was so good. I did use a pork shoulder instead of a loin roast, we just like it better. This is a keeper!!"

BinnyBear User ID: 7769139 234330
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2015

"After cooking for 3 hrs. I found the pork and potato, kraut, apple, mix seemed so dry that I used my old faithful chicken broth 1/2 can it seemed to make the difference. I would add it at the beginning next time. Flavor was very good just dry."

best of home cooks User ID: 5361390 233796
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2015

"Was so easy and yummy. Made mine in a pressure cooker do 30 min. Was wonderful and tender. I didn't have the apple, will try it next time. I used just half a tap of caraway seeds. Turned out perfect."

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 224844
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."

HannahBeaver User ID: 5734571 178343
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."

emvm User ID: 5611618 212357
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"

kmarqui User ID: 3651843 116517
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2014

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

lmmanda User ID: 1101093 194957
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."

kellyannm User ID: 5044935 194955
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2014

"Tasted wonderful. pork was tender and juicy. I placed the pork loin on the bottom of the crockpot and it turned out great that way."

promiseswr User ID: 6143435 116515
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

"I made this a month ago and the family loved it. Great flavor and very filling. I am making it again tonight, only this time I will place the pork loin on the bottom to absorb more of the flavors"

stephshowers User ID: 1589034 191243
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

"This roast is wonderful, love all the flavors!"

sauregurke User ID: 526415 177666
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2013

"Great recipe, great flavor , but not enough sauerkraut for this amount of meat. I used two cans and less potatoes,since it did not all fit in the large Rival Crock Pot."

gaflgal User ID: 7425816 110400
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"Excellent!! I had lots of family in town this weekend so I doubled the recipe to make sure there was enough. I fed 13 people with the doubled recipe and still had leftovers. Everyone LOVED the combination of flavors in this meal . . . truly delicious!! We enjoyed every bite!!"

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